Barcelona appoint Koeman as new coach

Barcelona, August 19

Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their subsequent coach, the membership stated in an announcement immediately. Koeman, who has left his function as supervisor of the Netherlands, has signed a two-year cope with Barcelona, who sacked Quique Setien after he presided over the membership’s worst defeat ever in European competitors and a primary trophy-less season for the membership for the reason that 2007-08 marketing campaign.

High-profile exits?

Koeman is predicted to supervise an enormous overhaul of the squad as he leads them into a brand new period, president Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated.

Koeman will oversee the transition alongside Ramon Planes, the brand new chief technical secretary after Eric Abidal left the membership. Bartomeu didn’t say which gamers would depart however referred to seven gamers who weren’t on the market: captain Lionel Messi, goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, defenders Clement Lenglet and Nelson Semedo, plus current signings Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and winger Ousmane Dembele. Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, who’ve been on the membership since 2008, had been omitted from Bartomeu’s listing. Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez had been additionally absent. — Reuters

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