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.