New Barça manager, who admits to having no CV or winners’ medals, on how he has always embraced the club’s philosophy
There are 3,537 people in Liencres, 9km west of Santander, or there were. Today, there is one fewer. There are also a lot of cows. “Yesterday, I was walking past cows in my home town; today I was at Barcelona’s training ground coaching the best players in the world, an enormous club,” Quique Setién said at his unveiling as the new manager at the Camp Nou in place of Ernesto Valverde. “I’m an emotional man, and this is a special day,” he added, and it showed. There was humility, gratitude and at times even the sense that he was overwhelmed, still trying to digest the fact that this had actually happened.
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