Barça HQ has ended its emergency conference to examine the club’s near future,reports.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu met Quique Setien and it was determined that Barça’s match against Alaves should be taken over by the coach until any decision can be reached over the week-long post-season break.
Once LaLiga is completed, the team should have six days to rest until preparation resumes ahead of match against Napoli in the Champions League.
So, Setien and the club should focus on the campaign over this period, the team ’s requirements and how to train for European competition.
After the match against Osasuna, Setién felt hurt by both the result and Messi’s comments. He believed they were direct criticism of his time in the dugout.
But Barça has no plans of sacking Setien by the conclusion of this new campaign and as such the manager will stay for the Napoli game in the dugout.
If Barça defeats Napoli they must fly to Lisbon to play in the Champions League quarter-finals.
There they face the winner of the match between Chelsea and Bayern.
The only way things will change is if Setien wants to step away before next month’s rivalry resumes.