Laliga giants FC Barcelona has Confirmed the sacking of it’s manager Ronald Koeman.
The Dutchman has been under intense pressure at Camp Nou and saw his car attacked by fans following their loss to Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday but the club released a statement then backing their manager.
Ronald Koeman has been fired as Barcelona’s head coach after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona has only 15 points from 10 La Liga games this season and has already lost twice in the Champions League group stage.
They are ninth in the rankings after losing to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, six points behind the joint leaders. Barcelona has dropped three of their last four games, including a Clasico defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday.
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“FC Barcelona has fired Ronald Koeman as first-team coach tonight,” the club announced in a statement. “Following the defeat against Rayo Vallecano, club president Joan Laporta told him of the decision.
“This Thursday at the Ciudad Deportiva, Ronald Koeman will bid his players farewell.
“FC Barcelona wishes him all the best in his professional career and thanks him for his contribution to the club.”
Koeman took over at Camp Nou from Quique Setién in August 2020 and guided the Blaugrana to a third-placed finish in his only full season in charge.
It is not yet known who will succeed Koeman but club legend Xavi and Belgium boss Roberto Martínez have both been linked with the job.