FC Barcelona have sacked their manager Ronald Koeman after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano last night. On August 2020, Ronald Koeman became the manager of FC Barcelona, replacing Quique Setien. Anyway, Koeman has been sacked by Barcelona as the club is not performing well under him.
FC Barcelona have released an official statement sacking Ronald Koeman from the in charge of the club. After the defeat against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, Barcelona published a statement on their official website. They said,
FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first-team coach. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva. FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.
Why did they sack Koeman?
It is not a difficult question to answer. FC Barcelona are having trouble both in the La Liga and UEFA Champions League under Ronald Koeman. They are 9th in the point table after playing ten league games. Moreover, Barcelona are six points behind the table topper, Real Madrid. On the other hand, the Catalan club has won only two games in their last six matches. They have lost the first El Classico of the season at their home ground, Camp Nou. Even though FC Barcelona are in big trouble in the UEFA Champions League. All in all, the pressure has been building on the Dutchman. Finally, the club fired him yesterday.
Who will be the next manager?
The question is rising that who will be the next manager of FC Barcelona. The former Barcelona player and one of the club legends, Xavi is most likely to be the next coach of Barcelona. The club started contact with him a week ago. Xavi is currently managing Al Sadd, a club from Qatar. But Xavi desperately wants to be the manager of Barcelona. Talks will continue today. Sergi Barjuan will be an interim coach if it takes more time for Xavi to join Barcelona.