FIDE congratulated Barcelona’s new manager Quique Setien who is a big chess fan and a chess player.
Quique Setien is a keen chess player with FIDE standard rating of 2055, FIDE said.
“The game of chess taught me to analyze and understand football in a way that I did not know before,” he said in 2016.
Barcelona signed a 2.5-year deal with Setien who will replace Ernesto Valverde.
Quique Setien @QSetien, the new head coach of FC Barcelona @FCBarcelona, is a keen chess player with FIDE standard rating of 2055.— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 14, 2020
“The game of chess taught me to analyze and understand football in a way that I did not know before," he said in 2016.#chess #Barca #football pic.twitter.com/dYitS2EX43
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