The former Real Betis boss was appointed as the manager of the Catalan side after they relieved former manager Ernesto Valverde of his duties on Monday night.
Following a two-and-a-bit season stint under Ernesto Valverde in which the club managed to win consecutive La Liga titles, Barcelona relieved the ex-Valencia boss of his duties and replaced him with former Real Betis boss Quique Setien.
The decision to appoint the 61-year-old has come at a time when Barca sit at the top of La Liga and have confirmed their place in the next round of Champions League by finishing top of the group that contained the likes of Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
But the club’s faithful know that it wasn’t the results that cost Valverde his job, rather it was the team’s style of play and their two Champions League surrenders to Roma and Liverpool in back-to-back seasons that forced the club’s higher-ups to hand the 55-year-old the sack.
Having taken a decision which most of the club’s fans were urging it to do since almost the start of the new season, it’s time for the Camp Nou side to look ahead and hope for a better future. They could hope of that because their new manager, unlike the former, is a purist.