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Barcelona appoint former Everton and Southampton supervisor as Quique Setien’s successor on two-year deal


Ronald Koeman has been appointed Barcelona supervisor, the LaLiga membership introduced on Wednesday morning.

Former boss Quique Setien was axed following Barca’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League final week.

The Catalan membership have moved rapidly to get the previous Everton supervisor, who efficiently represented them as participant.

His appointment – becoming a member of from the Netherlands nationwide group – was confirmed on Twitter as Barca posted: ‘Welcome house, Ronald Koeman’.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu had earlier defined the explanations for hiring the Dutchman. “We wager on Koeman due to his expertise. He was within the Dream Group, he believes in our philosophy.”

Koeman spent six years as a participant on the Nou Camp and scored the successful objective within the 1992 European Cup remaining in opposition to Sampdoria.

Sporting director Eric Abidal was additionally axed only a day after Setien because the membership seems to be for an overhaul following a disappointing season.

“FC Barcelona and Eric Abidal have reached an settlement for the termination of the contract binding each events,” a Barca assertion on Tuesday afternoon learn.

Eric Abidal was sacked a day after Quique Setien

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Eric Abidal was sacked a day after Quique Setien

“The membership publicly expresses its gratitude to Eric Abidal for the professionalism, dedication, dedication and constructive and shut therapy that he has at all times proven in direction of all of the estates that make up the Barca household, and desires him luck and success sooner or later.”

Setien, who changed Ernesto Valverde in January, had signed a contract to maintain him on the membership till summer time 2022, however was sacked after solely seven months in cost.

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The 61-year-old received 16 of his 25 video games on the Barca helm however the group ended the 2019/20 marketing campaign trophyless.

Even earlier than Friday’s embarrassment in opposition to Bayern, Setien was beneath strain after he did not cease Actual Madrid clinching the league title.

The one-time Actual Betis boss was additionally unable to steer Barcelona to success within the Copa del Rey, with Athletic Bilbao knocking them out within the quarter-finals.


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