Lionel Messi's record for every manager he's played under at Barcelona

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Another new era begins at Barcelona with the appointment of Quique Setién. 

The 61-year-old was nowhere to be seen amongst the favourites but it is he, not Ronald Koeman, Xavi or Mauricio Pochettino who replaces Ernesto Valverde at the helm. 

The former Las Palmas and Real Betis coach inherits a Barca side top of La Liga, but under immense pressure to win the Champions League. 

Of course, he also inherits the means to do so and go one better than Valverde.

Setien is now the guardian of Lionel Messi. 

The Argentine pulled his former coach over the line countless times, even attracting his team the unwelcome nickname of 'Messi FC'. 

However, the accusation that Barcelona have over-relied on their six-time Ballon d'Or winner predates Valverde. 

It was even thrown at much more popular coaches like Pep Guardiola, who has often had to contend with the suggestion that he would never have won the Champions League without his talisman - especially as he's failed to repeat the feat with Bayern Munich or Manchester City. 

With that in mind, Planet Football have provided a breakdown of Messi's goals and assists under various managers since Guardiola. 

We've gone back a step and looked at his record since his debut in 2004 and included his individual and team honours for good measure. 

Frank Rijkaard (June 2003 - June 2008)

Games: 110

Goals: 42 

Assists: 24

Honours: La Liga x 2, Supercopa de España x 2, Champions League x 1

Individual awards: Golden Boy, Don Balon Award x 1, FIFPRO Young Player of the Year x 2 

FC Barcelona's Dutch coach Frank Rijkaar

Pep Guardiola (June 2008 - June 2012)

Games: 219

Goals: 211

Assists: 88 

Honours: La Liga x 3, Copa del Rey x 2, Supercopa de España x 3, Champions League x 2, UEFA Super Cup x 2, FIFA Club World Cup x 2 

Individual awards: Ballon d'Or x 3, FIFA World Player of the Year x 1, FIFPRO Young Player of the Year x 1, UEFA Men's Player of the Year x 1, El Pais European Player of the Year x 4, La Liga Best Player x 4, La Liga Best Forward x 4, Don Balon Award x 2, European Golden Shoe x 2, Champions League top scorer x 4, La Liga Golden Boot x 2

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) talk

Tito Vilanova (June 2012 - July 2013) 

Games: 43

Goals: 54

Assists: 14

Honours: La Liga x 1, 

Individual awards: Ballon d'Or x 1, La Liga Best Player x1, La Liga Best Forward x 1, European Golden Shoe x 1, La Liga Golden Boot x 1

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Gerardo Martino (July 2013 - May 2014)

Games: 38

Goals: 35

Assists: 11

Honours: Supercopa de España x 1 

Individual awards:

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Luis Enrique (May 2014 - May 2017)

Games: 134

Goals: 133

Assists: 51

Honours: La Liga x 2, Champions League x 1, Copa del Rey x 3, UEFA Super Cup x 1, FIFA Club World Cup x 1

Individual awards: Ballon d'Or x 1, UEFA Men's Player of the Year x 1, La Liga Best Player x 1, La Liga Best Forward x 1, European Golden Shoe x 1, Champions League top scorer x 1, La Liga Golden Boot x 1

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Ernesto Valverde (May 2017 - January 2020)

Games: 109

Goals: 103

Assists: 39

Honours: La Liga x 2, Copa del Rey x 1, Supercopa de España x 1

Individual awards: Ballon d'Or x 1, FIFA 'The Best' x 1, UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season, European Golden Shoe x 2, Champions League top scorer x 1, La Liga Golden Boot x 2 

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Messi paid tribute to Valverde in his latest Instagram post thanking him for his work in Catalonia. 

The two did appear to have a great relationship, but it was undoubtedly under Guardiola that Messi was at his very peak. 

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