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The first important decisions for Barca's new coach

Pin Quique Setien must decide whether to sign a replacement for Suarez. EFE
Quique Setien must decide whether to sign a replacement for Suarez. EFE

The first important decisions for Barca's new coach

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Quique Setien, who will be presented this Tuesday, must deal with Luis Suarez's recent injury, as he will be out for four months due to a knee operation. Equally, the names of Arturo Vidal and Junior Firpo are also on the table.

Barcelona shook its foundations on Monday with the sung dismissal of Valverde and the arrival of Quique Setien as his replacement. Looking back calmly, it can be said that this was the most logical choice for the Catalan team.

The Cantabrian man arrives with clear ideas and these are very similar to the football that Barca has played in the last two decades. To begin with, the company that the ex-coach of Betis faces in La Liga is complicated. He cannot improve what Valverde has done up until now, because the 'Txingurri' won both of the Liga titles in the two years he managed the team.

Therefore, his first objective is to not fall from the top spot and be able to reclaim the title. But there is a lot more to do. Barcelona will have to improve away from home, as they have not been at their best when visiting other teams. Interestingyl, away from home Betis were one of the best Cantabrian sides, therefore there is a lot of expectation as to how he can fix this at Barcelona.

Setien arrives as new coach with a big decision to make. That is the important striker, Luis Suarez, who will not return from injury until nearly the end of the season. With Valverde, the idea was not to change the team too much, but it will be interesting to see what Setien decides to do.

In the same way, Arturo Vidal's exit is back on the table. It is to be proved that the coach will bet on other players in teh squad, but Vidal -who Valverde rated a lot- does not fit in here.The Chilean could pack his bags and leave some good money in the till for a transfer.

Finally, at Barca, Setien also needs to decided whether to bring back Junior Firpo, a man who made his debut and became a star with Betis. He is at a disadvantage with Jordi Alba, but he is sure to get the best out of a player who has been far from his best at the start of this campaign.

Several challenges that, in whatever case, Setien could face without too much bother. With the safety of Barcelona's current position in the league and the home debut for the coach, but under the watchful eye of the millions of fans around the world.



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