Barcelona are refusing to completely pay out sacked coach Quique Setien's contract.
Setien was shown the door after Barcelona were humbled in a shock 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. He had been appointed in January 2020, on a two-and-a-half-year contract from Real Betis.
Now, Cadena Ser reports Barcelona wrote an explosive letter to their former boss saying they will not pay out the remainder of his terms, believed to be around £3.5m, because "he didn't have the ability or attitude to coach the team".
In a letter to Setien, Barcelona have reportedly said he wasn't good enough to coach the team
Barcelona also say in the letter that "the second coach seemed to direct the games and training sessions" instead of Setien.
The Spanish publication adds that Barcelona are prepared to make that defence over their non-payment in court.