At Barcelona, Setién to lead the club he has long admired

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MADRID (AP) — Before a match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou more than a year ago, then-Real Betis coach Quique Setién asked Sergio Busquets for his game shirt.
He said he wanted it with a written dedication, so he could frame it.
The Barcelona midfielder complied, later sending Setién an autographed jersey with the message: “For Quique, with love and admiration for your way of looking at football. All the best.”

Real Betis won that match 4-3 in November 2018, marking the last time a team defeated Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Setién was back at the famous stadium on Tuesday, more than 14 months later, to be officially introduced as the coach of Barcelona, the club that for so long inspired his vision of soccer. He signed a contract until 2022.
The 61-year-old Spaniard often tried to get his teams to mimic Barcelona’s ball-possession and attacking-minded style, and now he will get to do it himself at the Catalan club.
“I have really enjoyed watching this team and these players on TV over the last few years,” Setién said. “They made me enjoy soccer, game after game. I still don’t think I realize what it means to be sitting on the bench coaching the best player in the world and his teamm

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