Quique Setien (centre) with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu (left) and sports director Eric Abidal (right)Quique Setien says he could not imagine becoming Barcelona manager “in his wildest dreams”.Former Real Betis coach Setien, 61, was named Barca boss on Monday following Ernesto Valverde’s sacking.Setien, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal, led Betis to their…

Quique Setien with president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sports director Eric Abidal

Quique Setien (centre) with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu (left) and sports actions director Eric Abidal (merely)

Quique Setien says he could possibly well even no longer imagine changing into Barcelona supervisor “in his wildest dreams”.

Weak Proper Betis coach Setien, 61, modified into once named Barca boss on Monday following Ernesto Valverde’s sacking.

Setien, who has signed a two-and-a-half 365 days deal, led Betis to their perfect stop since 2005 and to the Copa del Rey semis earlier than leaving in May possibly.

“I desire to thank this establishment for giving me the probability,” acknowledged the Spaniard at his first news convention.

“Now not even in my wildest dreams could possibly well even I surely accumulate imagined this. I surely desire to thank the club. I’m severe about this bid and this venture.”

He added: “The day outdated to this, I modified into once walking spherical my home town with cows spherical me and now I’m right here at Barcelona managing the right avid gamers in the sphere.”

After managing lower-league sides, Setien led Las Palmas to 11th in La Liga – their ideally marvelous stop for 40 years – and loved additional success at Betis, the place in his first season he led them to sixth space and qualification for the Europa League.

Betis additionally secured wins over Barca, Proper Madrid and Atletico Madrid during his two-365 days tenure, and he left the club by mutual consent in the summertime.

Barcelona are top of La Liga on goal incompatibility and accumulate won four of the final five league titles.

“I thank Ernesto Valverde for leaving me with a side that is top of the league,” he acknowledged.

“My goal is to fetch all the things! Everything which it’s good to well well presumably fetch, this club has no other course to be conscious.

“Year after 365 days, to fetch as many trophies as that which it’s good to well well presumably imagine. I reflect the right formula to victory is by playing objective right football. It would now not always happen however or no longer it’s no longer correct about in some unspecified time in the future, or no longer it’s about conserving it going.”

Setien has beforehand said he would bawl when Barca and Argentina forward Lionel Messi retires.

“I acknowledged that about a superb deal of avid gamers,” he acknowledged. “I surely accumulate loved looking at Barcelona for several years, looking at them on television.

“To be in a region to region up the right in the sphere, and his crew-mates – he has unswerving crew-mates – I surely accumulate spoken to him and others.

“I surely accumulate always acknowledged that the admiration is one thing however actuality is different. Every person needs to construct up their space. Messi is Messi, Busquets is Busquets.”

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