La Liga might be on the winter break for another couple of days, but FC Barcelona front office never sleeps. Discontent had been brewing awhile now and on Monday, Barcelona had let Ernesto Valverde go, replacing him with at the time unemployed Quique Sétien. Despite guiding his team to two La Liga titles and winning Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup during his two-and-half-year tenure, Valverde was pushed aside due to a various reasons – none of them having anything to do with success. Barcelona is currently leading the Spanish La Liga, they are headed to the Champions League knockout round and are still in contest for Copa del Rey. Their performance in Super Cup, played during the break in Saudi Arabia, was brilliant for 75 minutes, until Atletico Madrid ran Barcelona’s erratic defense into the ground and scored three goals to end Barca’s tournament short. There and then, it seemed certain that changes are imminent, despite the decent results and achievements. Valverde’s time was riddled with disappointments and behind-the-scenes issues. Not once, but twice had Barcelona succumbed to a loss in a crucial Champions League knockout-game and more than that, their display on the field has been
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