Good luck at dysfunctional Barcelona, Quique Setien... you're going to need it

On the same day they were announced as the financial kings of football, the Spanish champions were struggling to offload their coach
Ernesto Valverde left Barcelona’s training ground in his BMW on Monday afternoon, with a smile and a wave for the gathered photographers. He looked happier than at any point since he arrived at Barcelona, in the summer of 2017.
Thrown in at the deep end with Neymar immediately leaving, two league titles later this was it; his escape from the madhouse, his agent working deep into the night to settle his compensation package and complete his severance from what may be the worst-run elite football club in the world.
Valverde’s painfully protracted goodbye is the newest shambles for a club drowning in them in recent years under president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Their open pursuit of Xavi Hernandez and then Ronald Koeman with Ernesto Valverde still at the helm was embarrassing for the club and for the coach himself, left in an untenable position.

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