Bpatience arselona with Ronald Koeman finally ended, and the board of directors relieved the Dutchman of his duties as head coach on Wednesday after 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano…
After months of speculation about his future, defeat real Madrid Sunday at Clásico, coupled with an away loss to Rayo on Wednesday, was the last straw.
MARCA has learned that Koeman will no longer lead Barcelona, the decision was made shortly after the defeat to Vallecas.
The Catalans will now try to replace the Dutchman with the club legend as soon as possible. Xavi Hernandez, currently with Al Sadd in Qatar, the favorite to take over.
While Koeman was himself a legend for the club during his playing days, this is a disappointing end to the LaLiga Santander 2020/21 campaign combined with an even worse start to the current season – where Barcelona ended up ninth in the table – they convinced the board that the Dutchman would not be able to turn the tide.
October 2, ahead of the championship meeting with Atletico Madrid, the President of Barcelona. Joan Laporta stated that Koeman will continue as a coach regardless of the outcome of an apparent vote of confidence for the under pressure boss, but with the situation deteriorating within a month, this position has changed dramatically.