Spanish giant, Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Ronald Koeman as the head coach, 14 months after he was brought in to steady the team.
Ther have been speculations over Koeman’s future with Barcelona failing to impress domestically and in European competition.
Having lose the first El-Classico of the season to Real Madrid at home on Sunday, Barcelona’s bad season continued on Wednesday night when they lost to Rayo Vallecano.
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Barcelona lost 1-0 and it was their fourth defeat in six games in all competitions.
A brief statement was released on the club’s website confirming president Joan Laporta had relieved the Dutchman of his duties as first-team coach.
It added: “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.”
Former Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernandez has been tipped as the favourite to take over at Camp Nou after another successful season with Al Sadd in Qatar.