FC Barcelona’s decision to sack Ernesto Valverde on Monday night following a string of dismal results was met with widespread shock on social media.
The final nail in Valverde’s proverbial coffin came after Barca’s 3-2 Supercopa de Espana semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid.
The Catalans wasted no time in appointing his successor and named former Real Betis manager Quique Setien as their new coach until 2022.
Valverde, who led Barca to two LaLiga titles, one Copa del Rey and one Supercopa de Espana during his reign quickly became a trending topic on the Twitter streets.
A faction of fans expected Barca to follow the same route as Chelsea and Manchester United in appointing one of their former players as their managers, however it was not to be as Xavi reportedly turned down Barca.
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