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Report: Barcelona planning to sack Quique Setien at end of season

Report: Barcelona planning to sack Quique Setien
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A report claims that it is now inevitable Barcelona will part company with boss Quique Setien at the end of the season, just half a year after his appointment.

Barcelona are reportedly planning to sack boss Quique Setien at the end of the season unless there is a radical improvement in results and performances.

The 61-year-old was only appointed by the Catalan giants in January following the departure of Ernesto Valverde.

Barca won eight of their first 10 league matches under the veteran coach, but they have been held by Sevilla and Celta Vigo in two of their last three games.

Setien is said to have lost the support of the dressing room and, according to Goal, it is now inevitable that the former Real Betis manager will move on this summer, despite being handed a two-and-a-half-year deal when taking over.

Saturday's 2-2 draw with Celta, coupled with Real Madrid's 1-0 win against Espanyol, has left Barca two points adrift of top spot in La Liga.

Barcelona legend Xavi is rumoured to have been lined up to succeed Setien, having recently confirmed that he was first approached about the top job at Camp Nou late last year.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid33228361214074
2Barcelona33217574353970
3Atletico MadridAtletico341614446252162
4Sevilla331512648331557
5Villarreal331661153401354
6Getafe331410942311152
7Real Sociedad33155135042850
8Athletic Bilbao331212938281048
9Granada33137134038246
10Valencia331210114148-746
11Osasuna331111114047-744
12Levante33126154146-542
13Real Betis33910144354-1137
14Real Valladolid33715112737-1036
15AlavesAlaves3398163250-1835
16EibarEibar3398163450-1635
17Celta Vigo33713133242-1034
18Mallorca3485213559-2429
19Leganes33510182449-2525
20Espanyol3359192753-2624

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