While his predecessor Ernesto Valverde won two La Liga titles in two years, and has the team top once again at the halfway point this season, Setien, apart from some success in Spain’s third tier in 2011, has no coaching honours to his name.
Messi's strike saw Barca return to the top of the standings with 31 points after 14 games, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, while Atletico were left in sixth spot on 25 points, having played one match more than the two pacesetters.
Barcelona Vice President Jordi Cardoner, however, denied the Spanish soccer club was in contact with Neymar amid reports the Brazil striker wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona continued their preparation, on the eve of their Champions League semi-finals first leg clash with Liverpool at Camp Nou.
Santiago Solari marks his 100th day in charge of Real Madrid with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, 101 days after his predecessor's reign ended with a 5-1 thrashing to the Catalans.
The Red Devils' overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than $3.77 billion, beating Real Madrid on $3.42 billion and FC Barcelona on $3.3 billion.
A win against Deportivo La Coruna allows Barcelone to secure their 25th La Liga title, and first since 2016, with four games to spare.
Barcelona is only the third team in the tournament's history to have won four successive tournaments on the trot.
Turkish media reports that FC Barcelona will keep paying half the player's salary but Basaksehir, who top the domestic standings, said there were still issues to solve.
Spanish police arrested at least 12 people in raids on Catalan government offices as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote.
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli, Athletic Bilbao coach and former Barca player Ernesto Valverde, Eusebio Sacristan and Ronald Koeman are being named as Enrique's possible replacements.
Turkey's football community has expressed sympathy for the families and victims of deadly attacks hours after top teams Besiktas and Bursaspor met in Istanbul.
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