The club sacked the Dutchman after the team lost at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. Barcelona is presently 9th on the La Liga table, winning just four out of their opening 10 games and they are struggling in the Champions League.
a statement from the club reads;
“FC Barcelona has dismissed Ronald Koeman tonight as coach of the first team, Club president Joan Laporta informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad this Thursday at the Ciudad Deportiva. FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.”
The club directors have reportedly contacted former player Xavi who is the present coach of Al Sadd in Qatar but they have to pay his buyout clause to get him.