Ernesto Valverde always assumed that he was part of an industry in which he looks like a strange element. It was just one more piece of the assembly line. Expendable and disposable. And so Barcelona was reminded after trying to execute a deferred dismissal on Monday, away from the values ​​that are presupposed to the entity. Quique Setin is the chosen one to replace him from now on. Because football never stops. But nothing is official until the Barca club manages to reach an economic agreement with Valverde, who is already tired of being the good Samaritan.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has done with Valverde what he did 17 years ago Joan Gaspart with Louis van Gaal. Evolution, in reality, was involvement. Beyond that the cessation of the Dutch had been to date the last in the Barca bench, invites to an extreme parallelism. Not as for the coach's job, because Van Gaal lost the position leaving his team three points down and 20 from first place, and Valverde has had to collect his articles with his team leader of the League. The last coach to leave through the service door occupying the first league place was Radomir Antic, with Real Madrid in 1992 and Ramn Mendoza as president. The similarity of situations, in fact, lies in the presidential work. In the inability of the gerifalte on duty to prevent a job removal, something relatively everyday in this industry Show business, become a vaudeville. Although without any grace.

Quique Setin, 61 year old spider and convinced apstol of cruising although he curses never having been trained by the Dutch – “he would have let me cut my finger”, he usually says – take the place of a Valverde who always recriminated his pragmatic proposal. The maneuver should hold that environment that demanded a return to the static origins of the game.

It is planned that, once the operetta was finished, Bartomeu d his face in the meditico next to the technical secretary, Eric Abidal, and both could explain, not only the reasons for the dismissal, but also the run over search of a relay. It should not be forgotten that Setin arrived after Barcelona will meet the negatives of Xavi Hernndez and Ronald Koeman; that some managers claim the position for the subsidiary's technician, Francisco Javier Garca Pepper; and that the leaders were convinced that the option of Mauricio Pochettino, who maintains a good relationship with Bartomeu and is close to Ramon Planes, attached to the technical secretariat – would have raised the Barca fans.

Barcelona did not get rid of Valverde at the end of his first season as coach after being badly eliminated by Roma in the Champions League. Bartomeu barrunt terminate the contract, but thrashing Sevilla in the final of Copa calm los nimos. Nor did he conclude the second, when the team woke up again in Europe, this time in Anfield, and this time he did not know how to get up in the Cup final against Valencia. Cease, however, arrive at the most unexpected time. After losing a semifinal in a debatable weight tournament, the Spanish Supercup played in Saudi Arabia. After the team, beyond the Atletico hit in the twilight, completed one of his best performances of the course. And without Valverde being exempted from his four trophies, two conquered leagues, a Copa del Rey and the 2018 Super Cup.

Valverde, who had a contract until next June, but with a clause that allowed him to continue for another year as long as the parties agreed, he had been attending to the movements of his foremen with special disbelief and dislike. Nobody informed him that the trip to Qatar undertaken by Abidal and the club's CEO, Scar Grau, had as its main objective to seduce Xavi Hernndez to take his position as coach. Barcelona had tried to put a screen against reality by publishing a photo of its emissaries with Dembl, who is recovering from his injury in Doha.

After two days of negotiations with Xavi Hernndez, the former Barcelona midfielder rejected the proposal to immediately join the position. Xavi committed to the Qatari government through his work as an Al Sadd technician, but also with one of the main electoral opponents of the current board, businessman Vctor Font, the vein charge of the most poisoned. With the season started and sailing the club under the fog that anticipates the abyss.

Ronald Koeman, as much as one of his great unfulfilled dreams is to have not yet trained Barcelona, ​​also rejected the proposal. It was not going to be he who planted the Dutch national team five months after the Euro Cup began. The casting of applicants showed that neither the technical secretariat (Abidal and Planes), nor Bartomeu, the two-headed president, also holding the responsibilities of the sports vice-presidency, had a clear course. From Pochettino, who should never have been in the position of turning his back on his farm in Murphy to sit on the Camp Nou bench, the priorities passed to a cruiserie extreme as Quique Setin. And always with the open possibility of ascending from the subsidiary a man of the house like Francisco Javier Garca Pimienta.

Ernesto Valverde put the entire institution in front of the mirror. The leaders allowed the technician to lead this Monday's training as if nothing. The conclusion that arrived at the Joan Gamper Esportiva Ciutat was Bartomeu, who finally decided to meet him before the board approved the sentence. The coach took the car and the windshield offered a metafrica image. The shield of Bara, from revs. Valverde smiled.

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