Barca presidential candidate: ‘Setien not the coach we are backing’

FC Barcelona will be sacking Quique Setien if Victor Font is chosen as the new club president next year. The Spanish club will hold presidential elections in 2021 and Font will be one of the candidates to follow in the footsteps Josep Maria Bartomeu. Speaking to Spanish magazine Ole, Font revealed he will be looking to install a new coach.

Asked about Quique Setien, Font told Ole: “He’s the current Barca coach so for that reason alone he deserves all our respect and support. For me personally he’s a coach I’ve always liked but it’s true too that he’s not the coach we’re backing for the future.”

If Font manages to seize contract at Barcelona, he will sack Setien and install former Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez as the new manager. “Absolutely,” he said. “It’s true that Xavi will be the coach when he decides, whoever is president, because Xavi is Barcelona and their biggest hope.”