Spanish giants FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first team coach.
The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano, a statement the official website of the club reads.
”Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva”.
”FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career”
Barcelona B coach Sergi Barjuan will temporarily take charge of the first team while a decision is made on Koeman’s successor.
Former player Xavi is tipped to be the replacement for the Dutch trainer as the Club has already opened talks with the former midfielder.
Koeman was appointed in August last year and in his first campaign led Barcelona to third place in La Liga and won the Copa del Rey. Koeman had a third El Clasico defeat in a row during his time.