Quique Setien back in 2019: 'The day that Messi retires, I will cry forever'
- The former Betis' boss is expected to take over at Barca with an official announcement still pending.
- The 61-year-old will now have a chance to coach Leo Messi after he made an iconic statement on his potential retirement last year.
Everything indicates Quique Setien will take over at Barcelona with an official announcement set to arrive in the coming hours or even minutes.
Curiously, the former Real Betis' boss has never hidden his admiration for the Catalan giants. That's what he said after his resignation in May 2019, as quoted by Cadena SER: "When a player like Xavi retires, it's as if a kidney is removed. And the day that Messi retires, I will cry forever."
Luckily for him, Setien still has a chance to work with Messi in his career. The 61-year-old is expected to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan giants, according to transfer guru Gianluca di Marzio.