Barcelona announced the dismissal of Ronald Koeman as head coach
Club president Joan Laporta informed the Dutchman of his decision after the defeat of Blaugranas to Rayo Vallecano (0: 1) in the 11th round of La Liga.
In 10 games of the Spanish championship, Barcelona suffered three defeats and is ranked ninth in the standings. The Catalans lost two of their three matches in the Champions League, beating only Dynamo (1-0).
Koeman took over the leadership of Barcelona in the summer of 2020. Last season, under his leadership, the Blaugranas won the Spanish Cup, finished third in the La Liga, and were eliminated in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League.
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The candidates to replace Koeman were named Roberto Martinez, Xavi Hernandez, Andrea Pirlo, and Marcelo Gallardo. On Saturday, Barcelona will play Alaves in the 12th round of Examples. Next week the Catalans will meet with Dynamo in Kyiv. Want to know more about football news and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to footbal24.in and receive the latest updates to your email.