Barcelona Sack Ronald Koeman

Barcelona's new Dutch coach Ronald Koeman holds a press conference during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 19, 2020. - Crisis-hit Barcelona hailed the "return of a legend" as the Spanish giants today officially named Ronald Koeman as their new coach until 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

The Catalan club site 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 him [Koeman] of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano.

 

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