Barcelona want to sack Koeman!

Barcelona want to sack Koeman!

Barcelona's board of directors is considering dismissing Ronald Koeman after being defeated by Bayern Munich.

The first round of the Champions League group stage turned out to be a complete failure for Barca. They had a terrible match in defense and showed impotence in attack. Luuk de Jong discredited his transfer with inertia and lack of openings. Even long balls on him were unsuccessful. In the second half, the appearance of young products slightly improved the picture of the hosts' game, but the final score 0:3 speaks of a real fiasco for the team.

Against this background, several members of the Blaugrana board of directors demanded the immediate dismissal of Koeman. Even the president of the club, Joan Laporta, who had previously supported the coach, changed his position on the manager. But even an objective understanding of the lack of team development does not free the management's hands in the matter of the Dutchman's dismissal.

Koeman's current contract runs until the summer of 2022, and his resignation involves the payment of a compensation in case of dismissal. The leadership does not want to take this step, because Barcelona still have obvious financial problems. Recently on the club's official website it was said that Barca suffered losses over the past season of 481 million euros. For the current season, 765 million euros have been allocated, but they still need to be approved at the Delegates Assembly.

In October, Catalans will have a complete check of all financial affairs and a plan to achieve financial stability. In such circumstances, it is logical that Laporta does not want to lose money by firing Koeman. The Dutchman can be treated in different ways, for example, that he betrays the philosophy of Barcelona, changing the 4-3-3 formation. But at the same time he comes out of what he has.

It is foolish to hope for speed of movement with Luuk de Jong on the edge. The only thing for which Koeman can be presented is the isolation from the players, which Pjanic talked about and the use of the old timers Pique and Busquets, who are already inferior to their younger partners. Although two years earlier, Ronald criticized the Barcelona coaches for using these players in the line-up.

It seems to me that Koeman will leave Barca this season only if they lose points against Benfica or Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League, and will also noticeably fall behind the leaders in La Liga. Taking into account the match calendar and the Barcelona management meeting, he may leave as early as mid-November, but not earlier.