Ronald Koeman is sacked from Barcelona. After losing to Real Madrid in the El Clasico, the board realized that he just was not the man for the job and that he had not been the right man for several months.
Barcelona was recently beaten by Rayo Vallecano, which could be considered a headless chicken defeat. It humiliated Ronald Koeman and his team for the final time.
This was the last straw and finally the club president, Joan Laporta acted.
The Conclusions You Can Draw From The Sacking Of Ronald Koeman
The first conclusion was that the decision was dragged out since May when it should have been taken. The board was caught in the headlight and cost Barcelona millions of Euros when they had never been able to cope up with the setback that was presented to them.
Several senior players were muttering to one another as to how they did not believe that Ronald Koeman, 58, hidebound by old tactical ideas, manacled to the club because they didn’t want to pay for his sacking, would win them La Liga or the Champions League.
They were saying such things just after winning the Copa del Rey, together.
Lionel Messi appreciated Ronald Koeman’s ideas about the instilling of life into Barcelona after he was handed the reins at a horrible time.
There were moments when tension and temper got the better of Ronald, there were moments when a blame culture seeped through, there were moments when his tactical nous was exposed and there was the overall feeling that, having unquestionably steadied the ship over the previous seven months he wasn’t going to be the right man for the extremely stormy months ahead.
Now after he is gone, the next question that arises is that, who will take the squad and pick the team on an important trip to Kyiv. Dynamo must be beaten if Barcelona wants to qualify from their group.