Soccer – Barca turn to Setien after sacking Valverde

Barcelona have handed the former Las Palmas and Real Betis coach Quique Setien a two-and-a-half-year contract after he was named as Ernesto Valverde's successor at the Nou Camp. Valverde led Barcelona to successive La Liga titles in 2017/18 and 2018/19 and they are at the top of the table again this season but he was axed on Monday and replaced by Setien. "FC Barcelona and Quique Setien have reached an agreement for the latter to become first-team coach until 30th June 2022," Barcelona said in a statement. Barcelona can be backed at 5/1 with bet365 to win the Champions League this season and at 8/13 to win the La Liga title for the third time in a row.

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