Barcelona to sack Sporting director Eric Abidal For defending Quique Setien

Barcelona to Sack Sporting director Eric Abidal For defending Quique Setien

Barcelona are looking to sack sporting director Eric Abidal for continuing to defend manager Quique Setien’ as huge overhaul begins following European humiliation against Bayern Munich.

Reports in Spain claim Abidal will be sacked imminently from his role at the top table, as Barca try to pick up the pieces following another Champions League embarrassment.

It is claimed Abidal, who himself once played for Barca and won two Champions Leagues with the club – had continued to defend Setien even after the huge loss.

President Bartomeu is said to not be on the lookout for Abidal’s replacement immediately, given that a new sporting director is likely to be decided during the club’s upcoming elections.

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The La Liga giants were soundly beaten in Lisbon on Friday night, as a ruthless Bayern Munich side hit eight goals in a relentless onslaught.

Spanish publication Sport have outlined the next steps that will be taken by club president Josep Bartomeu, which includes the sacking of both Abidal and first team manager Quique Setien.
It is reported that Abdial will be following Setien out of the door due to his support of the manager, who was now overseen Barca’s worst ever European defeat.

Barca could yet face further humiliation before the season is out, if Bayern go on to win the competition.

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The Catalans will be faced with the prospect of making a £4.5m payment to Liverpool due to a clause in the contract of Philippe Coutinho, regarding the winning of the Champions League.

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