MX23RW : Saturday, June 19 21:10:42| >> :120:8863:8863:

Barcelona 'considering sacking Ronald Koeman'

Barcelona 'considering sacking Ronald Koeman'
© Reuters
Barcelona president Joan Laporta is reportedly considering sacking manager Ronald Koeman, with Xavi a candidate to take over in Catalonia.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is reportedly considering sacking Ronald Koeman following the club's underwhelming season.

The Dutchman has claimed one piece of silverware in the form of the Copa del Rey, but Barca suffered a last-16 exit to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and a 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo at the weekend ended their La Liga title chances.

Koeman's contract at Camp Nou does not expire until the end of next season, and he wants the club's "absolute confidence" to stay in control of the reins until 2022.

The Blaugrana boss is set to meet with president Laporta at the end of the season to discuss his future, but Marca claims that the Barca chief is considering whether to sack Koeman before the start of next season.

However, the report claims that relieving Koeman of his duties would worsen Barca's already volatile financial situation, even though the former Everton and Netherlands manager is deemed to have "failed" at the club.

Ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi is thought to be a leading candidate to take over from Koeman, despite penning a new deal with Qatari champions Al-Sadd last week.

ID:448062:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2826:

Next Barcelona manager - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Joan Laporta

Click here for more stories about Barcelona

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Al Sadd manager Xavi pictured at the Club World Cup in December 2019
Read Next:
Xavi 'to open talks over Barcelona return'
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Sunday, June 20, 2021
 
5pm
Monday, June 21, 2021
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
 
5pm
 
5pm
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1 38268467254286
2 38259467283984
3 38247785384779
4 38245953332077
5 3817111059382162
6 381710115050061
7 3815131060441658
8 381411135557-253
9 38137184765-1846
10 381113144642446
11 381111163748-1144
12 381111163658-2244
13 381013155053-343
14 38914154657-1141
15 38911182843-1538
16 38911183657-2138
17 38812183455-2136
18 38713183453-1934
19 38516173457-2331
20 38612202952-2330

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!