Ronald Koeman sacked as Barcelona coach with Xavi the favourite to come in


Barcelona’s patience with Dutchman Ronald Koeman has been sacked, and the board has released the Dutch coach from his post as head coach on Wednesday following a 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

After months of speculation about his future, Real Madrid’s defeat in Sunday’s Clasico and Rayo’s defeat on Wednesday became the final draft. Koeman will no longer be able to continue with Barcelona, ​​with a decision taken shortly after the defeat in Vallecas.

Now the Catalans will look to replace the Dutch as soon as possible, with the legend of the club Xavi Hernandez, currently based in Al Sadd in Qatar, a favorite to take over.

Although Koeman is the club’s legend in his career, the disappointing end of LaLiga Santander’s 2020/21 campaign, which marks the worst start of the current season – when Barcelona find themselves in ninth place on the table – has led the board to believe the Dutchman. he will not be able to change the situation.

On October 2, ahead of a league meeting with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Koeman would continue as a coach regardless of the outcome with a clear vote of confidence in a manager under pressure, but the situation had changed. even worse during the month, that position has changed dramatically.

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