Barca sacks manager Quique Setien

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    Quique Setien has been sacked as Barcelona’s manager, three days after his side’s humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

    Setien, 61, was appointed in January and was in charge for just 25 matches.

    The club said a new coach will be announced “in the coming days”.

    According to the BBC, Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman – who played for the Catalan giants between 1989 and 1995 – has been heavily tipped to replace Setien at the Nou Camp.

    Barca’s thrashing by the German champions on Friday was the fourth time in the past five years they have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of Europe’s elite competition.

    This season they also finished second in La Liga, five points behind Real Madrid.