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FC Barcelona separates from Ronald Koeman!

In the hot seat since the start of the season given his differences with FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Ronald Koeman has just been sacked. The Dutch coach pays the Blaugranas’ poor start to the season.

Former glory of FC Barcelona dispatched in a crisis situation in the summer of 2020, Ronald Koeman did not experience the easiest passage on the bench of FC Barcelona. The Dutch technician, however, tried to put things back in order last year and won a Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao last April (4-0). However, he did not survive the last few months. The change of presidency of the club already with the arrival of Joan Laporta at the head of the Blaugranas last March has already weakened its position.

The latter was not a staunch supporter of Ronald Koeman, but he had to keep him given the club’s complicated finances. Precisely this deleterious economic context, Ronald Koeman had to juggle. This summer, he lost the most important legend in the history of the club: Lionel Messi, but also an Antoine Griezmann who could have done good. Having to play young elements and with a limited workforce, Ronald Koeman has lost his footing, but he is also responsible.

An inevitable departure

With less and less interesting play sinking into a total stereotype, the former coach of Southampton and Everton also had catastrophic results at the start of the season with 3-0 humiliations against Bayern Munich and Benfica in the Champions League, but also a ninth place in La Liga after 11 days. In the last four La Liga matches, the Catalans have followed three defeats against Atlético de Madrid (2-0), Real Madrid (2-1) and Rayo Vallecano (1-0). This Madrid triptych will therefore have been fatal to Ronald Koeman.

In a statement, the Catalan club announced the departure of its coach. “FC Barcelona sacked Ronald Koeman from his position as coach of the first team this evening. Club president Joan Laporta informed him after the loss to Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will be sacked from the team on Thursday ” can we read. From now on, FC Barcelona will have to quickly get busy finding a replacement. Some names like Xavi Hernandez and Marcelo Gallardo have already been mentioned. The hour becomes urgent …

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