Ex-Barcelona manager, Setien alleges the club owes him money

Former Barcelona manager Quique Setien has stated that despite their European and financial troubles, the Spanish club still owes him money.

Barcelona has been humiliated in Europe for the second season in a row, as they failed to advance from their Champions League group and will instead play in the Europa League. Former manager Setien, who has recently joined Villarreal, stated that this newest challenge comes as no surprise to him, while also making a new accusation about the club’s financial difficulties.

Setien’s comment

“Barcelona have lived a great cycle and now they have to go through a period of hardship to get back on their feet again. I’m not surprised by Barcelona’s situation because I expected it,” Setien told the press.

He added: “Barcelona have not yet paid the dues to me, I told them and gave them the full time, but they preferred to sign a child from Racing like Pablo [Torre] and strengthen their team.”

Setien took over from Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp but failed to win any trophies during his brief tenure. Barcelona’s financial problems are well-documented, but it didn’t stop them from spending big in the summer to climb back to the top – a move that may have backfired following their recent European loss.

The 64-year-old will attempt to lead Villarreal up the league after replacing Unai Emery, who just left for Aston Villa.

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