Despite having a contract until 2022 since being elected to replace Ernesto Valverde on January 13, Valverde cannot expect to be maintained. Seeing his unsatisfactory achievements, the 61-year-old grandfather has the potential to be fired at the end of this season.
Setien was only able to record 11 wins with three draws and three defeats from 11 parties in all competitions, or with a ratio of 64.71 percent. He failed to help Barcelona survive in the Copa del Rey because beat by Athletic Bilbao 0-1 during the quarter-finals.
Opportunities Lionel Messi et al retained the title La Liga also threatened because now two points behind Real Madrid which tops the standings. In the Champions League, El Azulgrana's move was a little shaky where Napoli was held 1-1 in the first leg of the round of 16.
Referring to all that, it would not be surprising if Barcelona decided it would divorce Setien sooner. That scenario is now expected by Betis. Reportedly, Los Verdiblancos is reportedly interested in recruiting Setien.
Betis did not have an official coach after firing Rubi last week. Alexis Trujillo, who actually served as sporting director, was believed to be an interim until the end of the season. "We have an idea to appoint Setien again," said Betis vice president, Jose Miguel Lopez, as reported by SKYSPORT.