Spanish giants Barcelona have appointed Wakaso Mubarak’s former coach Quique Setién as their new manager.
Setién worked with the Ghana international at Las Palmas in 2016.
The man from Cantabria in the north of Spain comes to Barça after having had spells at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis, his previous club in the 2018/19 season.
He replaces Ernesto Valverde who was sacked as manager following the club’s abysmal showing in the Supercopa de Espana competition in Saudi Arabia last week.
Throughout his career he has been a proponent of possession based, attacking football that has been attractive to the fans.
Quique Setién is one of the most experienced coaches in Spanish Football. The coach from Santander started his managerial career at his home town club of Racing Santander, helping them to promotion to the Spanish top flight in 2002. After a spell out of the game, Setién returned to take over at Logroñés, a club he had represented as a player in the first division of Spanish Football, but he was unable to avoid relegation to the Third Division.
Barça’s new coach then moved on to Galician club Lugo and he gained promotion to the Second Division A in 2012. After a total of six seasons with Lugo, he joined first division side Las Palmas where he stayed for two campaigns. In 2017 he signed for Andalusian club Betis where he guided them to sixth place in the league and place in the Europa League in his first season in charge. Setién’s second campaign with the Seville based club saw him take the team to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey before departing in the summer of 2019.