– July 2018. The Cantabrian posted a photo on Twitter showing the signed shirts of Messi and Modric hanging on a wall.– October 2018. Months after the first rumors that linked Setién and Barcelona arose, it was again ensured that the Barça leadership dome continued with the name of the Cantabrian in first position in the list of futures. “This is the same thing that was spoken with the National Team. I am flattered that it comes out, but if we pay attention to everything that comes out … Barcelona has a great coach, we must respect it, especially colleagues. It is doing a great job and I see Barcelona well, regardless of whether it may fail, “he said.– November 2018. Sergio Busquets handed his shirt to Setién after he asked for it and after signing it with the following dedication “for Quique, with appreciation and admiration. For your way of watching football. A hug.” Before the match, played at the Camp Nou and ended with Betis victory 3-4, the coach could be seen talking with the Barca player, a moment he took the opportunity to tell “Hey, listen, I want your shirt later. You have to dedicate it to me and I have to put it in a frame.” Setien He has always praised Busquets for his football. “I am amazed Busquets. He is a very intelligent player who is permanently reading the game,” he said.– March 2019. After falling in Benito Villamarín against Barcelona 1-4, Setién surrendered to Messi. “Nobody is close to Lionel’s level. Barça’s second goal has been cartoon. To win this team you have to be right on your occasions because you know that this team being Messi is going to score you. The success of this team with Messi leaves the rival with little capacity, “said the Cantabrian.On the Barca captain he added “I have not seen anyone approach him. I have seen players do wonderful things but not with the balance and continuity of Messi, for 12-14 years active. I do not know if Pele, but nobody has achieved that. He does all the games. It is a luxury to have seen him every Sunday, to coincide with him. I really liked that our audience has cheered him, that he has valued a player that we have suffered today, but that we usually enjoy. It is fair and honorable to recognize it, I am proud of the behavior of the fans “.– May 2019. In his first interview after leaving Betis, granted to Carousel Deportivo de la Cadena SER, Setién said “of course I would like to train Barça.” I felt that soccer could be better played, but I didn’t see it until Johan showed it to us.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) March 24, 2016– June 2016. In the same social network the coach wrote “but how Iniesta plays football. How lucky are we to be ours and can enjoy with him.” After the decision of Barcelona to fire Ernesto Valverde and after Xavi Hernández, Quique Setién He has been chosen to replace the Extremaduran coach. The Cantabrian has shown on numerous occasions his admiration for the style of Barça and for everything that surrounds the Blaugrana entity. His desire to sit in the Camp Nou bench It has become clear every time he has spoken publicly about what is already his new club.– March 2016. Setién posted on Twitter “I felt you could play football better, but I didn’t see it until Johan Cruyff taught it to us.” But how does Iniesta play football! How lucky we are that he is ours and we can enjoy with him.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) June 17, 2016– May 2017. Setién came up with the rumors that placed him on the Camp Nou bench. “I know the rumors that link me to Barcelona, but it is a possibility that I do not contemplate. I do not know if I have the level to train Barcelona. I have been training for two years in Primera and I have a clear idea of how Barça plays, many things I do come from the Cruyff philosophy, “he said.– May 2018. The Cruyff Foundation, created to remember the player and coach of Barcelona, recognized Quique Setién “as the coach who best represents his values”.