Barcelona has announced their hiring of a 57 years old Dutchman Ronald Koeman as their new manager taking over from Setien who was recently sacked.
Quique Setien was shown the exit doors at the Camp Nou after the club suffered an embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinal.
Barcelona’s defeat against Bayern Munich remains the side’s heaviest defeat ever in history which made the club’s chiefs to sack Quique Setien.
And since Setien was asked to leave the Nou Camp, the Catalans were linked with many managers like Thierry Henry and Mauricio Pochettino who was in charge of Tottenham.
The Catalans were hammered 8-2 by German League champions Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz.
The defeat gave credence to the fact that most of Barca’s players have passed their peak with central defender Gerard Pique opting to leave if necessary.
“FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have reached an agreement for the Dutchman to take over as first-team coach until 30 June 2022. The Blaugrana legend, hero of Wembley, the man who handed Barca their first-ever victory in the European Cup returns to Camp Nou,” Barcelona explained in official statement.
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