Spanish football giants have reportedly sacked their manager Quique Setien hours after they were completely thrashed 8-2 by a young and energetic German side Bayern Munich.
According to Sky Sports Italia, the manager who has been at the club for 8 months have had a horror showing, and the heavy defeat yesterday only made his sacking easy.
The defeat to Bayern Munich was the worst since 1940 and their players admitted after the match that the club needs radical overhaul.
By 31 minutes, Bayern was already four goals up and showed no sign of slowing down in the second half as Philip Coutinho came off the bench to rub salt into the wounds with two quick goals against his club who loaned him to the German giants.
Speaking to reporters after the match, the 61 year old Spaniard said that the players and the coaches were more than frustrated and pained and their focus now was regrouping in preparation for the 20/21 season.
“Right now we feel enormous frustration and all we can do is make conclusions and think about the future. Barca is a club that is so great that this will cause us a lot of damage and obviously some things will have to change,” Setien told reporters.
Speaking on his imminent sacking, the manager had this to say: “The truth is this is a tremendously painful defeat. Barcelona want to recover their identity. Right now, it’s too soon to think about whether I will stay or not. It doesn’t depend on me.”
On the far reaching changes needed at the club, Spanish defender Gerald Pique who looked distraught after the final whistle admitted that they had been utterly humiliated and it was time the club considered a total overhaul.
FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu also acknowledged that radical changes have already been undertaken including the sacking of Manager and Director of Football Eric Abidal.