Quique Setien has described being appointed Barcelona coach as being beyond his “wildest dreams”.
Setien – who left Real Betis in May 2019 – was named Barca coach following Ernesto Valverde’s departure.
“Without a doubt I want to thank this institution for the opportunity they’ve given me to come here,” he said.
“Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this. I’m someone who is very emotional and today is very special for me.
“I am excited to start with this project and that is the biggest thing I have to transmit to the players, we know we depend on the players.
“I need to transmit this desire, this enthusiasm, this will to win, this confidence that I have now and normally this is not very complicated for me to transmit it.
“We have had the first training session and everything has gone very quickly. [On Monday] I was walking around by the cows in my town and now I’m at the training ground at Barcelona coaching the best players in the world for a huge team which I’ll never be able to improve upon.
“This is the highest accolade.”