Former Barcelona manager has claimed in a statement released this Thursday that he wasn’t informed officially about his sacking – which was announced by Barcelona on August 17 – until Wednesday, which was September 16. And the former manager has threatened to take legal action if necessary.
Setien who released the statement on behalf of his entire coaching staff of Eder Sarabia, Jon Pascua and Fran Soto, revealed that the other trio have been told they could occupy new roles at the Camp Nou.
“Following a month of complete silence from the Barcelona board and following various requests made by us, we didn’t receive the first official communication from the club until yesterday [Wednesday] and did so via burofax,” Setien’s statement started.
“This communication reveals the clear intention of the board to not fulfil the employment contracts signed on January 14, 2020.
“In my case, the club and the president very publicly announced my sacking with immediate effect on August 17.
“However, it wasn’t until yesterday – which was almost one month later on September 16 – that they first sent me the official communication of this sacking – without any settlement.
“With respect to the rest of the coaching staff, they were told yesterday – much to our surprise – that they would be subject to ‘a significant relocation’ in the club.
“Given all the above, we’ve felt the need to put the resolution of our contracts in the hands of our lawyers, having to lodge the corresponding legal action.
“This is all with the aim of defending our rights and defending what was agreed with Barcelona at the time.”