Crucial Barça meeting is over: Setién will stay on as manager

The club has decided not to sack Quique Setien now and will make a long term decision after the Alaves match

 Quique Setién compareció ante los medios después de la derrota ante Osasuna | Perfom

The emergency meeting at Barça HQ to analyze the immediate future of the club has concluded. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with Quique Setien and it was decided that the coach would take charge of Barça's match against Alaves before another decision would be made during the week-long, post-season break. 

Once LaLiga is over, the squad will have six days to relax before training resumes ahead of the Champions League match against Napoli. During this time Setien and the club will reflect on the campaign, the needs of the team and how to prepare for European competition. 

Barça have no intention of sacking Setien before this current campaign ends and, as such, the manager will sit in the dugout for the Napoli game. The only way this will change is if Setien decides to walk away before the competition restarts next month.

Setién y Bartomeu analizaron la situación del equipo | J. FERRÁNDIZ

If Barça get past Napoli, they'll travel to Lisbon to compete in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. There they will face the winner of the match between Bayern and Chelsea,

Setién felt hurt after the match against Osasuna, both for the result and Messi's comments. He believed they were direct criticism of his time in the dugout. 

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