In the late match of the 5th round of La Liga, despite being played at home, Barcelona had to accept a disappointing 1-1 draw against Granada – the team only ranked 17th in the tournament. Notably, the Catalan giants conceded a goal in the 2nd minute and had to work hard to get 1 point thanks to Araujo’s goal in the last minute of the match.
After a 0-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in the European Cup, Barcelona continued to experience another disappointing match. This is what makes the club’s fans feel very depressed.
Therefore, the leadership of Barcelona has taken concrete action. According to a source from Johan Vehils – a famous reporter of Marca newspaper (Spain), the leaders of the Catalan team made the decision to sack Koeman. The official announcement can take place today (September 21) or tomorrow (September 22) or at the latest in about the next 10 days.
The Board of Directors of Barcelona has made the decision to sack Koeman
In fact, the Barcelona leadership had intended to fire the Dutch strategist after an embarrassing defeat to Bayern in the continental arena. Now, another unimpressive result in La Liga plus a poor performance, lack of vitality of the team makes Barcelona want to quickly find a replacement for Koeman.
Currently, the Camp Nou team is only ranked 7th in La Liga. Of course, they are playing 1 match less than their opponents, however, it is a very difficult encounter against Sevilla and the chance for Barcelona to win 3 points will not be easy.
Announcements may be made today, tomorrow or as late as the next 10 days
Also as revealed by the Spanish media, Barcelona are targeting 5-6 candidates to replace Koeman, among them: Roberto Martinez, Antonio Conte, Xavi Hernandez and even Pirlo.
Clearly, the inconclusive results are what really put Koeman’s future in jeopardy. Barcelona currently does not have a clear football style while the stars are no longer able to shine like when Lionel Messi was still wearing the team shirt.