Ronald Koeman has reportedly been sacked by Barcelona after the club’s dismal start to the 2021-22 campaign rolled on.
Koeman replaced Quique Setien in August 2020 but has failed to make an impact at Camp Nou as he battled with Barca’s dire financial situation, which led to Lionel Messi departing for Paris Saint-Germain.
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Barca sit ninth in LaLiga after 10 games and Wednesday’s defeat to Rayo Vallecano proved the final straw.
That loss followed on from a 2-1 home reverse at the hands of Real Madrid in El Clasico, with Koeman’s vehicle mobbed by an angry group of Barca supporters after that match.
Barca’s form in the Champions League has also been poor. The Blaugrana lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich and Benfica respectively in their opening matches, before clinching a 1-0 home win over Dynamo Kiev.
It is the first time Barca have opened with two losses in the competition, while the defeat to Benfica also inflicted back-to-back group game losses in a single season for the first time since 2000-01, with only Louis van Gaal (five) losing more such matches at Barca’s helm than Koeman (three).
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