Barcelona names Ronald Koeman as their new manager
FC Barcelona have officially announced they have signed former player Ronald Koeman to become the club’s new head coach.
The club parted ways with Setien on Tuesday, following their 8-2 loss in the Champions League to Bayern Munich, and on Wednesday they followed up quickly by terminating sporting director Eric Abidal’s contract.
On Tuesday the clubs president confirmed that there are talks ongoing to bring back Koeman to the Camp Nou: “We already know how he thinks and his philosophy. We bet on him. He was the first one we called in January.” – Bartomeu told the club’s official Website.
“It’s a dream for him. As he was in Johan’s ‘Dream Team’, he knows Barca and how we understand football.”
As part of restructuring it first team, Barcelona begins the process by offering Ronald Koeman a two-year deal at the Camp Nou, posting on their official Twitter page “The hero of Wembley 1992 returns!”
Koeman has left his role as Netherlands manager to take up the mantle at Barcelona, as he aims to bring back the Catalan side into the spot light once again.
Ronald Keoman won four La Liga titles and the 1992 European Cup, scoring the winning goal in the final during his playing time at Camp Nou.
Is he the man to lead the Catalan side to the promise land?