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Quique Setien says Bayern defeat is ‘tremendously painful’

The boss is not thinking about his future

Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Barcelona boss Quique Setien didn’t want to talk about his future after Friday’s “tremendously painful” Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian giants thumped Setien’s men 8-2 at the Estadio da Luz which will surely bring an end to the 61-year-old’s brief reign at the Camp Nou.

Setien was asked about his future after the game but said it was too soon to discuss whether he would remain in charge.

“Right now, it’s too soon to think about whether I will stay or not,” he said.

“It doesn’t depend on me. We have to reflect, taking the situation into account and the importance that such a humiliating and painful defeat means.

“I’m hurt, evidently, by such a hefty defeat. The way it came about has been tremendously painful.

“I’m not worried about my future right now, but a defeat that is very painful for the club and the fans. I know what a defeat of this calibre means.

“We have to analyse what happened today from a bigger perspective. I know that the credibility of a coach diminishes when something like this happens.”

Speculation is already underway about who will replace Setien in the dugout for next season. Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman’s names have already been mentioned.

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