Ronald Koeman has been confirmed as Barcelona supervisor by Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu only a day after Quique Setien was sacked.
Setien was axed as Barca boss following their humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League.
The Catalan membership have moved rapidly to get the previous Everton supervisor.
“If every thing goes effectively Koeman would be the Barcelona coach,” Bartomeu informed Barca TV.
“We guess on Koeman due to his expertise. He was within the Dream Workforce, he believes in our philosophy. Earlier than the pandemic, in January, Koeman informed us that he had a dedication with the Dutch workforce by way of the Euros.”
Koeman spent six years as a participant on the Nou Camp and scored the profitable objective within the 1992 European Cup closing towards Sampdoria.
Sporting director Eric Abidal was additionally axed only a day after Setien because the membership seems 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.
“The membership publicly expresses its gratitude to Eric Abidal for the professionalism, dedication, dedication and optimistic and shut remedy that he has at all times proven in the direction of all of the estates that make up the Barca household, and needs 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.
The 61-year-old gained 16 of his 25 video games on the Barca helm however the workforce ended the 2019/20 marketing campaign trophyless.
Even earlier than Friday’s embarrassment towards Bayern, Setien was underneath stress after he didn’t cease Actual Madrid clinching the league title.
The one-time Actual Betis boss was additionally unable to guide Barcelona to success within the Copa del Rey, with Athletic Bilbao knocking them out within the quarter-finals.