Barcelona, August 18
Ronald Koeman is in talks to go away his function as Netherlands supervisor with a purpose to succeed Quique Setien as coach of Barcelona, the Dutchman mentioned immediately exterior the nationwide group’s headquarters.
Koeman, who has coached the Dutch nationwide facet since 2018 and led them to qualify for subsequent 12 months’s postponed European Championships, mentioned he needed to teach Barca however had not but finalised a deal. “It is only definite when my signature is on the document. Until then I cannot say anything, even if I wanted to,” Koeman mentioned.
Barca sacked Setien yesterday after solely seven months in cost because the 61-year-old grew to become the primary casualty of the membership’s plan to rebuild.
Koeman is dearly beloved at Barca for his enjoying profession in Johan Cruyff’s massively profitable facet generally known as the ‘Dream Team’.
Meanwhile, Barcelona has sacked sporting director Eric Abidal, who had been within the function for over two years. The Frenchman was additionally the goal of criticism from Lionel Messi earlier this 12 months. — Reuters