FC Barcelona – La Liga Paid money to Aragones after 1988 departure
Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has criticised the way the club has dealt with Quique Setien‘s departure.
The Spanish coach was sacked from his role in the summer after only taking charge in January 2020, with Barcelona refusing to pay him a severance package.
As a result of the stand-off, Setien is taking the Catalan club to court over the matter.
“When Luis Aragones left Barcelona [as head coach in 1988], there was a part of the severance package that the club wasn’t willing to pay and Luis had the right to receive it,” Gaspart told OneFootball.
“Can you guess who paid that amount out of their own wallet? I did it because of the relationship I had with Luis during his time at Barcelona, because I believed that he was right, and out of morality.”
“I paid him the difference out of my wallet and that’s why we were such good friends until his death.
“I respect Barcelona‘s decision surrounding Setien but I don’t agree with it because I like people to leave the club to do so in the happiest way possible but without recriminating anything.”