After 14 months of being Fc Barcelona’s first-team coach, Ronald Koeman has finally been sacked by the board.
Ronald Koeman joined Fc Barcelona to replace Quique Setien, he arrived at the Nou Camp in August 2020; being the head coach of the club, Ronald Koeman won Copa del Rey in his first season but currently, the team sits ninth in La Liga with just four wins from 10 games.
Though there was soo many speculations about Koeman’s dismissal, I am not sure you knew his final game was going to be the 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday 27th October 2021, which is their fourth defeat in six games in all competitions.
The pressure from Fc Barcelona fans has begun to be more on Dutchman since his 3-0 defeat at Benfica in late September, which made this season the club’s worst-ever start to a Champions League campaign.
Barcelona has suffered a lot this season, they fell to a 2-0 away loss to Atletico Madrid in La Liga on October 2, and this was soo sad to the extends that their former forward Luis Suarez scored the second goal at the Metropolitano Stadium, and they trail league frontrunners Real Madrid by six points in the table.
They lost 2-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on October 24, and that makes Koeman’s third El Clasico defeat in a row, and after the final whistle, the Barcelona boss was targeted by a crowd of fans who attacked his car as he tried to drive away from the stadium.
After the defeat on Wednesday, Koeman said: “It [Barcelona’s league position] says we’re not well.
"The team has lost balance in the squad, lost very effective players, which shows. In recent years other clubs have strengthened every season and we haven't, which also shows."
Koeman was appointed in August last year and in his first campaign led Barcelona to third place in La Liga and won the Copa del Rey.
But he has struggled in his second season following the departure of Lionel Messi, who left as a free agent in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain with financial issues leaving Barcelona unable to afford his wages.
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