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Setien worried, likely to lose job, Pochettino most likely replacement

“Barça is a club that is so great that this will cause us a lot of damage,” defeated Barcelona manager Setien said, after the historic 2-8 loss to Bayern Munich on Friday night. “Obviously some things will have to change. The truth is this is a tremendously painful defeat.

“We have to reflect, taking the situation into account and the importance that such a humiliating and painful defeat means. I’m hurt, evidently, by such a hefty defeat. The way it came about has been tremendously painful.

“Right now, it’s too soon to think about whether I will stay or not. It doesn’t depend on me.”

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly had dinner with Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu earlier this week as the Catalan giants plot a move for the former Tottenham boss.

Quique Setien looks certain to lose his job after Barca were humbled 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday night.

And Pochettino is now the Blaugrana’s No.1 target to replace Setien after meeting with Bartomeu.

The Argentine has been out of work since being sacked by Spurs in November, where he was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Pochettino has been linked with a number of jobs but is yet to return to the dugout as he awaits the right opportunity.

Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia