Ronald Koeman is no longer the coach of FC Barcelona, after another defeat conceded in La Liga on the lawn of Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night (1-0).
FC Barcelona have sacked their Dutch coach Ronald Koeman, the Catalan club announced in a communicated on the night from Wednesday to Thursday, after the 1-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
“FC Barcelona removed Ronald Koeman from his duties as coach of the first team this night,” announced the Catalan club, specifying that President Joan Laporta had already communicated this decision to the coach.
This decision comes three days after a scathing defeat in the Clasico de Liga against Real Madrid, Sunday at Camp Nou (2-1), and while Barça stagnates in 9th place in the Spanish championship and is in the edge of elimination in the Champions League.
Criticized for several weeks, Koeman had already come close to being ousted at the end of September, when Barça had just been corrected 3-0 at Camp Nou by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The Dutch technician then asked the leaders to clarify the situation, and President Laporta appeared before the press before a Champions League match in Lisbon (lost 3-0 to Benfica) to say that the club was counting on Koeman.