Ronald Koeman has been sacked as Barcelona’s manager. Ronald Koeman is out as Barcelona’s manager following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga loss to Rayo Vallecano, their third defeat in their last four league games.
“FCB has relieved Koeman of his duties as first-team coach. The president of the club Laporta informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo on Wednesday, 27th October 2021. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva.
On 19 August 2020, Koeman was announced as the new manager of Barcelona, on a two-year contract until 30 June 2022. He took over after Quique Setién had been dismissed from the post following a disastrous 8–2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter final of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. In his first competitive game in charge, Barcelona beat Villarreal 4–0 at the Camp Nou in La Liga. On 17 October, Koeman suffered his first loss as Barcelona manager after a 1–0 away defeat against Getafe. On 24 October 2021, he lost the first El Clásico of the season to arch-rivals Real Madrid by a 2–1 scoreline. Things have become tough for the manager. Fans have shown their displeasure over the past few days due to Koeman’s inability to give positive results to the team.