Setien Takes Strong Legal Steps To Address Contract Woes

Quique Setien is determined to take the remaining money from his contract with Barcelona.

Setien was sacked some weeks ago, following which former Barcelona player Ronald Koeman took his place as the new manager of the Catalan club.

However, apparently, Barcelona did not settle Setien’s contract after sacking him – and now Setien is taking legal steps to address his woes.

Setien’s statement read: “Quique Setien, Eder Sarabia, Jon Pascua and Fran Soto communicate that, due to the latest information published, we want to make the following clarification.

“After a month of absolute silence from the FC Barcelona board of directors, and after various requests from us, it was not until yesterday that we finally received the first official communications, via burofax. These communications reveal the clear intention of the directive not to comply with their employment contracts dated 01/14/2020.

“In my case, Quique Setien, it is public and well known that on August 17, both the Club and the President announced my dismissal with immediate effect. However, it was not until yesterday, September 16 (a month later), that they sent me, for the first time, the written communication of said dismissal (without any settlement).

“Regarding the rest of the coaching staff, they informed us, also yesterday, to our surprise, of a “future relocation” within the Club.

“For all of the above reasons, we have been forced to put the conflict resolution in the hands of our lawyers, having to file the corresponding legal actions. And this, in order to preserve our rights and what was already agreed with FC Barcelona.”

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