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newsfootball21 days ago

Disappointed but not shocked after Ronald Koeman left for Barcelona, admits Virgil van Dijk

The Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has revealed that while the Dutch national team are disappointed at losing Ronald Koeman to Barcelona, nobody was shocked that he took the job. Koeman replaced Quique Setien in the Camp Nou hot seat with the Netherlands yet to appoint a replacement.
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newsfootballa month ago

Barcelona appoint Ronald Koeman as their next manager on two year deal

Having parted ways with Quique Setien, Barcelona have finally announced his replacement with former Netherlands’ head coach Ronald Koeman taking over. The former Ajax star wasn’t their only choice, however, with Thierry Henry, Xavi Hernandez and a few others all considered for the role.
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newsfootballa month ago

Barcelona terminate sporting director Eric Abidal’s contract after Quique Setien sack

Barcelona have announced that they have terminated sporting director Eric Abidal’s contract, two years after the Frenchman re-signed for the club. The former Olympique Lyon and Barcelona star follows manager Quique Setien out the door at the Camp Nou with the club looking at a serious re-shuffle.
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newsfootballa month ago

Barcelona part ways with head coach Quique Setien

Less than three days after a historic loss to Bayern Munich, Barcelona have confirmed that head-coach Quique Setien has been relieved of his duties at the club. The former Real Betis boss was only appointed in January as the club’s manager but struggled to impress in his short spell with the club.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Ronald Koeman likely to take charge of Barcelona after Champions League debacle

Former Barcelona player and the current coach of the Dutch national side Ronald Koeman is reportedly set to replace Quique Setien as the new manager of FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana suffered its heaviest defeats in their history in the Champions League quarter-final last week against Bayern Munich.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Mauricio Pochettino the prime candidate to replace Quique Setien at Barcelona

According to reports from the Guardian, former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is Barcelona’s top choice to replace Quqiue Setien as the club’s manager for the upcoming season. The former Real Betis boss was appointed only in January but hasn’t impressed in his short spell at Camp Nou.
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featurefootballa month ago

Barcelona are careening towards a vortex of hell and there seems to be no signs of stopping

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich reads the score-board at the Estadio da Lux in Lisbon. Not since the Estádio Mineirão read a scoreline equally ridiculous have football fans been shell-shocked and slack jawed. 8-2 in a Champions League quarter-final in a game contested by two elite sides.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Barcelona create three-man shortlist to replace Quique Setien

Despite only appointing Quique Setein in January, ESPN has reported that Barcelona have created a three man shortlist of Ronald Koeman, Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi Hernandez to replace Setien. The former Real Betis boss has reportedly failed to impress his new employers since taking over.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Reports | Arthur Melo keen to negotiate immediate exit from Barcelona

Arthur Melo is reportedly enraged at the way Barcelona has treated him with the midfielder reportedly refusing to return to the club from Brazil. The former Gremio midfielder signed for the La Liga giants in the summer of 2018 but despite impressing, has been sold to Juventus this summer.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Reports | Quique Setien to remain Barcelona coach for Champions League in August

Barcelona boss Quique Setien is set to stay in the hot seat for the time being despite the former Real Betis boss admitting that he’s not sure about his future at the club. The La Liga giants suffered a shock defeat to Osasuna on Thursday which handed their rivals Real Madrid the La Liga title.
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