The Ronald Koeman era is no more as the now-former Barcelona boss’ services are no longer required at the Nou Camp.
Wednesday night saw the Catalan side beaten by Rayo Vallecano, the last straw for the board after a run of four defeats in six – including the weekend’s Clasico loss.
Koeman leaves the club in 9th place in the Spanish league standings with 15 points from 10 matches.
It took less than three months after Lionel Messi’s departure for Koeman to finally succumb as the pressure kept increasing and the Catalan club’s struggles continued.
Koeman had said in a post-match interview on Wednesday that he did not know if his future with the club was at risk.
He soon found out.
Club president Joan Laporta informed the Dutch coach of his decision after the loss.
Barcelona said Koeman “will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday.”
By Brian Ayatta