Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has been denied the right to lead the club in a competitive match until they agree over a sack payoff with former boss Quique Setién.
Setién was sacked in the aftermath of the 8-2 trampling at the hands of Bayern Munich, with Barcelona quickly opting to replace him with club legend Koeman.
However, according to COPE, things aren’t as easy as that. Barcelona foolishly made the decision to publicly sack Setién without first agreeing a compensation fee.
And the former Barca boss is yet to accept any of the club’s recent offers concerning a payoff.
Quique Setién is refusing to budge on his demands for a full years salary.
Setién had one year left in his contract prior to his sack in August.
However, Barcelona are hesitant to pay such a huge figure, considering the amount paid to Ernesto Valverde went he parted ways with the club, and the significant sum it took to lure Ronald Koeman to Barcelona.
So, in the eyes of the LaLiga Spanish Football Federation, Setién is still technically the coach at Barcelona.
Therefore, Koeman cannot be registered as Barcelona’s manager ahead of the new season until the dispute with the former boss is sorted out.
As it stands right now, Koeman will not be able to lead Barcelona in any competitive match.
And it is also believed that Barça won’t be able to sign any new player until Setién’s exit is finalised.
Barcelona right now is in a state of turmoil, and it appears that new issues spring up every passing day.
How much worse can things get for the Spanish giants?
The newest update now is that certain unnamed club members have formed the Més Que Una Moció movement to try and force club president Josep Maria Bartomeu out of the club.
And the group confirmed via Twitter that they have gotten a massive 90% of the required signatures to materialize a vote of no confidence in Bartomeu.
If the group manage to secure the remaining 10%, there will be a formal vote over whether Bartomeu stays or leave.
Media outlet, the Evening Standard has also confirmed that only 66% of members need to vote ‘yes’ for the president to be shown the door.
Elections are set to take place in March 2021 to find a replacement for Bartomeu but fans want the president to leave as soon as possible, as they blame him for the clubs recent misfortunes.
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