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Barcelona sacked head coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona sacked head coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona sacked head coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona sacked head coach Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months

in charge at the Nou Camp.

Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage

of this season’s Champions League.

They are ninth in the table, six points adrift of the joint leaders after losing at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.

The loss was Barca’s third in their last four games and it followed defeat in Sunday’s Clasico to Real Madrid.

In a statement, the Spanish club said: “The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed Koeman

of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano.

“Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday.”

The former Netherlands, Everton and Southampton boss, 58, could only guide the five-time European champions

to third place in the league last season.

It is the first time since September 1987 that Barca have lost three away games in a row without scoring  a run that saw

English manager Terry Venables sacked.

Koeman won the Copa del Rey at the end of his first season but Barca finished behind Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid

in La Liga with their lowest points tally since 2008.

The former Netherlands centre-back played for the Spanish club between 1989 and 1995, helping them to four league titles

and scoring the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final.

He was brought back to the club in August 2020 as head coach by former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

New chief Laporta, however, frequently made it clear the Dutchman was not his appointment.

Xavi Hernandez  was the former Barcelona player and he is the most favourites to replace Koeman as the

head coach for Barcelona.