Official: European Giant Club sacked their coach after losing straight two matches |

Official: European Giant Club sacked their coach after losing straight two matches

Official: European Giant Club sacked their coach after losing straight two lost

Official: European Giant Club sacked their coach after losing straight two matches

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge.

After weeks of speculation, Koeman’s final game was the 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday night

Their fourth defeat in six games in all competitions.

Pressure had been building on the Dutchman since a 3-0 defeat at Benfica in late September

which made this season the club’s worst-ever start to a Champions League campaign.

Barcelona results | La Liga table
They succumbed to a 2-0 away loss to Atletico Madrid in La Liga on October 2

With former forward Luis Suarez scoring the second goal at the Metropolitano Stadium

And they trail league frontrunners Real Madrid by six points in the table.

Their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on October 24 was Koeman’s third El Clasico defeat in a row

And after the final whistle, the Barcelona boss was targeted by a crowd of fans who attacked his car as he tried to drive away from the stadium.

After the defeat on Wednesday, Koeman said: “It [Barcelona’s league position] says we’re not well.

“The team has lost balance in the squad, lost very effective players, which shows”

“In recent years other clubs have strengthened every season and we haven’t, which also shows.”

Koeman was appointed in August last year and in his first campaign led Barcelona to third place in La Liga and won the Copa del Rey.

But he has struggled in his second season following the departure of Lionel Messi

who left as a free agent in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain with financial issues leaving Barcelona unable to afford his wages.

FC Barcelona official statement

“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”.

Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva”.

More to follow

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