I'm not super well-educated on this but would you take Setien if he was willing to join at the end of the season? He seems like a good fit, to me at least. His play looks really entertaining and attack-minded, although idk enough about him to know if he can fix that terrible defence
Yes. I would love to see him managing Barca tbh. His possession style football is influenced by Cruyff's Barcelona and he carries Barcelona philosophy which Valverde doesn't have. He loves using youth players and actually turned academy players and new signings into pillars of current Betis team, not to mention that Betis ended up 6th place last season and this is their best result since 2004-2005 season and got the team qualify for Europa League, when everyone thought they would be relegated.
The thing is that Betis is conceding lots of goals just like us, probably more than they're scoring, but it's natural for attacking football. Our problem is defense, we always played that football but never conceded that much. Also, Betis wasn't that fantastic this season, but they might peak it up tbh. They were fantastic against Barca tho.
I don't know If I should be happy or sad that he outclassed Valverde, destroyed our midfield and exploited our weakness and schooled us by our own possession style attacking football. Sad that it happened to the team I support and happy that Barca board witnessed it.
Valverde's stay here depends on his CL performance most likely, but if he doesn't do well on La Liga, he won't stay. La Liga was always important for Barca (at least, as they've claimed....unless it was empty words). Our team can do much better and we have much more potential than Valverde brings out, It would be interesting to see Setien managing big team.