Quique Setien was announced as Barcelona’s new coach on Tuesday (01/14/2020).
The man from Spain replaced Ernesto Valverde who was fired.
Now Setien can realize his dream to train Lionel Messi, the player he admires.
The first time Setien and Messi met during the Barcelona training session in the era of Pep Guardiola’s coaching (2008-2012).
There was an ‘absurd’ request that Setien made to Messi.
‘One day, at the invitation of Guardiola, I had the opportunity to watch Messi’s training from the sidelines,’ Setien said.
‘I went to him and asked him to play until I died,’ he concluded.