Ronald Koeman not yet Barcelona boss for official games as Setien exit package not yet finalised

New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman cannot yet sit on the club’s bench for official games as the club have not yet agreed a compensation package with former coach Quique Setien.

It was revealed late in August that the Blaugrana had still not sacked Setien through official channels and he had even sent them a burofax – a document with legal standing – to prompt the official paperwork.

However, Setien and the Catalan giants have not yet settled on an agreement as he wants to be paid for the full final year of his contract – so the Spanish FA cannot officially name anyone as new Barca boss, as outlined by Cadena Cope.

That means that Koeman is not yet officially recognised as the club’s boss under these matches and, as things stand, he cannot sit on the bench during games.

The Blaugrana confirmed Setien’s sacking earlier this month following Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich, which proved to be his final game in charge.

However, it has now emerged that Barcelona have only relieved him of his duties of coaching the team rather than sacking him from the club, meaning that his contract is still ongoing.

The Cantabrian only oversaw 25 matches at the helm with his side winning on 16 occasions, drawing four matches and losing five, and has been replaced with Koeman.

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  1. Mucho Morales says:

    The 4 mil. Setien is asking have to be paid to him from Bartomeu’s personal account, because he shouldn’t sign him for 2 years. Smart presidents will do 1+1 with the second year optional ( team’s decision ).

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