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Quique Setien confirms he’ll take legal action against Barcelona

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The former manager has only just found out he’s been sacked

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

Quique Setien has confirmed he’ll be taking legal action against Barcelona after only discovering on Wednesday he’d been sacked “following a month of complete silence from the Barcelona board.”

The 61-year-old was actually given the boot in August after Barca’s humiliating defeat to Bayern in the Champions League and was replaced by Ronald Koeman.

Yet Setien has now released a statement confirming president Josep Maria Bartomeu never spoke to him about his sacking and he only received written confirmation this week.

The former Barcelona boss explained “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.”

Setien also confirmed that his coaching staff have only been told this week they “they would be subject to ‘a significant relocation’ in the club.”

The matter is now in the hands of Setien’s lawyers. The former boss is reportedly seeking €4m in compensation.