Of the 13 coaches Barca have had during the period analysed, only five had a greater loss percentage although Tono de la Cruz only coached the club once as interim boss after Van Gaal’s departure in 2003. He lost 3-0 at Atletico Madrid.
Therefore, Setien’s numbers are really comparable to those of Van Gaal (2002-03), Charly Rexach (2001-02), Serra Ferrer (2000-01) and Jordi Roura. Roura was only in charge for 14 matches though due to Tito Vilanova’s absence.
In other words, given Roura’s temporary spell and the psychological effect Vilanova’s illness will have had on the squad, you can say that Barca have not had poorer results this century than under Setien.
Van Gaal lost 9 of his 30 matches, 30%, and has the worst stats of all. Rexach, with almost twice as many games (66), lost on 17 occasions (25.76%). Serra Ferrer lost 12 games out of 51 (23.53%).
In terms of wins, Setien at least has more than Frank Rijkaard (58.61% to 57.14), but is also one of the worst when it comes to goals scored (8th, with 2 on average) and goals against (5th worst with 1.08).
As well as the stats, the former Betis and Lugo man’s time at the club during these seven months has been disappointing.
The club missed out on the La Liga title to Real Madrid and were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern in the Champions League quarter-final. That heavy defeat is a match he will never forget.
Here come; Barca coach with worst loss percentage in the last decade