Sport Barcelona reportedly looking to replace Ronald Koeman

18:00  21 september  2021
18:00  21 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman will be on the sideline for Thursday's match against Cadiz. However, the club is exploring options to replace him, according to ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.

Ronald Koeman standing in front of a crowd: FC Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman © pressinphoto FC Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman

Koeman's standing with the club was weakened with a 1-1 draw against Granada on Monday, which came after a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. Barcelona president Joan Laporta held an "hourlong emergency meeting" with his board of directors after the Granada game regarding Koeman's suitability, per ESPN.

However, there is a lack of alternatives available and Laporta doesn't want an interim option, according to ESPN. His goal is to appoint someone "capable of building a long-term project" at the club.

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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and Xavi Hernandez, who coaches Al-Sadd in Qatar, are reportedly both options to replace Koeman.

Laporta first considered firing Koeman in the summer. He decided not to after a "period of reflection."

To be fair, Koeman has had to deal with several significant losses this year, including Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, as Barca has been forced to reduce their wage bill amid financial complications.

Following Monday's draw against Granada, Koeman stressed he has been trying to make the most out of a team that is not as great as it was in the past.

"Look at our squad list," Koeman said after the game via Marca. "We did what we could. We don't have the players from the tiki-taka days. We have to play with our own style. I think we did well and, with some more time, we could have won. The basic system was 4-3-3 in the first half, then I had to make changes based on what I had on the bench.

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"This isn't the Barcelona of eight years ago. That's the way it is."

Still, the losses of several key players isn't enough of an excuse for poor performances, and Koeman could very well be on his way out in the coming weeks.

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Koeman had appeared to be on the brink of the sack after the Champions League loss to BenficaIt had seemed inevitable that Koeman would be the one to pay the price for Barcelona's disastrous start to their Champions League campaign, where they have lost consecutive matches 3-0 to Bayern Munich and Benfica, with the Dutchman himself appearing to acknowledge after the latter of those two games that his future was out of his hands. Laporta has not particularly hidden his doubts about Koeman and spent the summer searching for alternative candidates before settling on a second year with the incumbent.

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