Setien is delighted to have been handed the opportunity to manage Barca.

"I am excited to start with this project and that is the biggest thing I have to transmit to the players, we know we depend on the players," says new Barcelona coach.


Quique Setien says being appointed as Barcelona coach is beyond his "wildest dreams" and he thanked the “institution for the opportunity they've given” him at the Camp Nou.


After putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal at Barca, Setien – who was named as Ernesto Valverde's successor on Monday - said the position is the highest accolade in world football.


"Without a doubt I want to thank this institution for the opportunity they've given me to come here," he said.


"Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this. I'm someone who is very emotional and today is very special for me.


"I am excited to start with this project and that is the biggest thing I have to transmit to the players, we know we depend on the players.


"I need to transmit this desire, this enthusiasm, this will to win, this confidence that I have now and normally this is not very complicated for me to transmit it.


"We have had the first training session and everything has gone very quickly. [On Monday] I was walking around by the cows in my town and now I'm at the training ground at Barcelona coaching the best players in the world for a huge team which I'll never be able to improve upon.


"This is the highest accolade."



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