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Job Security: Is Quique Setien under pressure already at Barcelona?

Which bosses are safe and which are looking over their shoulder? We track it, Champ Manager style!

11:00am on Tuesday 3rd March 2020
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QUIQUE SETIEN

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It wasn't supposed to be this way. Such was the clamour to get Ernesto Valverde out of Barcelona that the fans should have been careful what they wished for.

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It is still early days in his reign as Barca coach but the signs, particularly away from home, make for worrying reading. Losses to Valencia, Athletic, Real Madrid in the past two months have been striking in their ineptness. Lionel Messi, having a direct contribution in 62% of the goals, needs help and he's not getting it from the bench.

Setien won't be sacked mid-season, particularly after the botched nature of Valverde's departure. But if this form keeps up he can forget about next season, particularly when some high-profile coaches come out of the European Championship looking for new challenges.

GONE - ROLANDO MARAN (CAGLIARI)

Cagliari had made a tremendous start to the season but the wheels came off in December and the team haven't won a game since.

Give the start and how relegation is not a threat, it was thought Maran may be given time to turn it around. But this is Italy, and this means runs like this can't go without sacrifice.

As a result, Maran has vacated the post, with Cagliari on the hunt for something fresh until the end of the season.

WHAT IS JOB SECURITY?

FC have devised an algorithm which tracks news stories and sentiment regarding coaches for the top five leagues in Europe, plus the English Championship.

Once a week, we cross-reference our data with our group of league-specific experts to reorder the list and change manager status based on the data available.

We then outlay the data based on the format used in Championship Manager to highlight who is safe, and who is moving closer to the exit door.

You can bookmark the link below where the Job Security section will be updated each week.

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KEY:

- Very Secure

- Secure

- Slightly Insecure

- Insecure

- Very Insecure

We'll also focus on one coach a week who may well be heading towards trouble, as well as adjusting the positions of other coaches who have good/bad results.

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