Ronald Koeman will be replaced as Barcelona coach

Barcelona are out of the La Liga title race for the season after a 2:1 loss to Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Sunday night. Meanwhile, a report by  Mundo Deportivo has claimed that the club’s coach Ronald Koeman will not continue next season.

According to Roger Saperas, a journalist reporting on RAC1, the club is 99% sure that the Dutchman won’t be in the dugout beyond this campaign although he has a year left on his contract.

It was reported that Koeman had a meeting with Barcelona president Joan Laporta last Thursday for two-and-a-half-hours at lunch and it is believed that the meeting between the two men went well.

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However, with Barca’s slump in recent weeks where points were dropped against Atletico Madrid and Levante, as well as home losses to Celta Vigo and Granada, thereby hampering their chances of La Liga title success this season, Koeman may only be allowed to continue if a suitable replacement is not found.

It is believed that Koeman was not Laporte’s man as he was appointed by former club president Josep Bartomeu in the summer. 

The season has been a difficult one for the Catalans and also a poor one by their standards although they’ve won the Copa del Rey.

Regardless, it is believed that Laporta has the intent of changing things at the club.