The Catalan giants are in a critical situation financially, and it seems their former boss is preparing to rub salt into the club’s wounds.
Quique Setien is ready to take legal action against FC Barcelona for not fulfilling contractual obligations upon his dismissal, according to a report by Catalunya Radio via AS.
Setien failed to deliver a single silverware in 2018/19 – the club’s first trophyless season in 12 years.
Barca also suffered their first defeat by a margin of six goals since 1951 during his tenure as they were knocked out of the Champions League after an 8-2 loss at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The 62-year-old was dismissed in the aftermath of the humiliation, with the club choosing to terminate his two-year contract early.
Setien, according to the report, holds the view that he has not been paid the agreed severance, and is ready to drag his former employers to the court.
The members of his coaching team – assistants Eder Sarabia, Fran Soto, and Jon Pascua – however, has already agreed on a compensation package.
This will come as a huge blow for the La Liga side who are already in dire financial circumstances.
Barcelona only recently manager to wipe a hefty €122 million off their payroll after their playing staff agreed to salary cuts in light of the coronavirus-induced financial crisis.