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Official: Ronald Koeman is fired as Barcelona's technical director
The new defeat of FC. Barcelona as a visitor against Rayo Vallecano by a goal to zero, has been the last drop of water that has spilled the glass for Koeman as Barcelona's technical director.
This is how the board of directors of the Catalan club held an emergency meeting after finishing the meeting in Vallecas to talk about the future of the Dutchman. In that meeting, the option to fire the coach of the team has come out, so Ronald Koeman has been fired from the Catalan club.
This meeting did not take long to make the decision and make it official through a statement, so Koeman will no longer have time to demonstrate that he was capable with the team and that he needed time as he asked, a time that this Wednesday has finished.
Koeman's bad streak with the club
The team's losing streak has been incredible and the feelings they transmitted in each game, perhaps one of the worst streaks in recent years for the club, which has led Barça to fire the Dutch manager, who came to the club last season.
It can be said that this was long-awaited news if Barcelona lost to Rayo, perhaps it can be said that it took a long time for his dismissal to be officially known. But it is that the Catalan numbers these seasons are really alarming for a club of its size.
Barcelona this season adds 15 points from 10 games in the League, the product of only four victories, three draws and now three defeats. Right now, teams like Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano have a better percentage of effectiveness than them.
In the case of the Champions League, the team adds one win and two losses in the group stage, they were thrashed by the German club Bayern and Bénfica, and they only got the three points against Dinamo.
Official statement from the FC. Barcelona
FC Barcelona has made the decision to dismiss Ronald Koeman tonight as technical director of the first team. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, made it known to him after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will make his official dismissal this Thursday from the squad at the Ciudad Deportiva.
The FC. Barcelona wants to thank you for all your services provided to the club and wishes you the best of luck in your professional career.
Main candidates to lead the Catalan bench
Currently, there are three names that hit hard to lead the Catalans, perhaps one of the most likely is Xavi Hernández, current coach of Al Saad of Qatar and who has already made it known that he wants to lead the Catalan bench arguing that he feels capable of do so thanks to all the experience gained in the Middle East.
Other possible candidates in Marcelo Gallardo, also known as El Muñeco. However, the signing of the Argentine is more complicated, since he still has a contract with River Plate, but without a doubt this would be a great leap in his professional career, so anything can happen.
Finally, there is Sergi Barjuan, coach of Barcelona B, who could be the interim coach who will take the reins of the team while a final decision is made.