Al-Mayadeen | Bartomeu: Koeman coaches Barcelona

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Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirms that Ronald Koeman will be the new coach of the team.

  • Koeman previously starred as a Barcelona player and led him to his first Champions League trophy

Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will be the new coach of the team.

And it is only waiting for the official announcement of the Catalan club to sign a contract with Koeman, who is currently in Barcelona.

“If all goes well, Koeman will be the coach who will oversee the team and the players under a different program,” Bartomeu said in an interview with the club’s television station.

The Catalan club announced the dismissal of its coach Quique Setien on Monday, following the historic defeat of his team by Bayern Munich 2-8 in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last week.

The 57-year-old had previously defended Barcelona as a player from 1989 to 1995 and won the Spanish League title 4 times in its ranks and led his team to his first European Champions League titles in 1992 when it was called the European Champion Clubs Cup by scoring the only goal of the match against Sampdoria. The Italian after the extension in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Former Barcelona coaches were supervised by well-known Dutch coaches, most notably Rinus Michels (the Netherlands coach in the 1970s), the late legend Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal and Frank Rijkaard.

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