Setién stops being coach of Villarreal
A surprise announcement from Villarreal. The Castellón team has announced the dismissal of Quique Setién as coach of the first team on Tuesday morning through an official statement.
The poor start to the season has been the trigger for dismissing the Cantabrian coach, who has only managed to accumulate three points in the first four days of LaLiga EA Sports, with only one win and three losses.
This closes the brief stage of the Santander native at the helm of the Submarino, which he arrived in October 2022 after Unai Emery left for the Premier League to join the ranks of Aston Villa.
The team finished in fifth place in LaLiga, lost in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid and also in the round of 16 in the UEFA Conference League against Belgian Anderlecht. This is the official statement from Villarreal:
Villarreal CF announces that the first team coach, Quique Setién, is no longer a member of the entity. The club highlights his great professionalism and commitment, and appreciates both him and his coaching staff for having assumed command in a complicated situation last season. Under the Cantabrian coach, the team had a great season, promoting many young players from the youth team, and achieved qualification for the UEFA Europa League after reaching fifth place in the League.
Villarreal would like to thank Setién for his work and involvement and wish him the best of luck in his sporting career.