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Barcelona decide to stick with Quique Setien - report

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The club are said to have total confidence in the boss

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Quique Setien is plastered all over the front page of Sport on Friday with a report that Barcelona have already decided he will remain in charge of the club next season.

The 61-year-old took over from Ernesto Valverde in January but it seems clear he wasn’t the club’s first choice, as both Xavi and Ronald Koeman have said they turned down approaches.

He’s also had quite a lot to cope with during his first few months in charge and has suffered three defeats in his first 12 games.

However, Sport report Barcelona have “total confidence” in Setien and believe he is the right man to continue to lead the club.

Setien has been fully involved in the club’s plans for the future and is said to have “good harmony” with the dressing room, despite reports to the contrary.

The report also notes that while Setien has been hit with injury problems during his time at the club, the current break in the season means he could have Luis Suarez back by the time La Liga does resume.