sport news Quique Setien was Barcelona's SIXTH choice after Pochettino and Max Allegri ...

Quique Setien was Barcelona's SIXTH choice after big names including Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri turned down the chance to take charge of Spanish giants Barcelona were searching for a new manager after sacking Ernesto Valverde  They eventually settled on former Real Betis manager Quique Setien  But he was appointed after Xavi and Mauricio Pochettino rejected taking the job Massimiliano Allegri is also said to have been unwilling to assume the post 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 12:20 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 12:24 GMT, 2 February 2020


Barcelona offered their vacant managerial position to five other managers before bringing in Quique Setien last month.

The Catalan giants were on the lookout for a new manager after dismissing Ernesto Valverde and eventually settled on the former Real Betis boss.

But according to AS, the appointment of Setien only came after Barcelona were turned down in their advances by candidates such as Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri.

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