OFFICIAL: FC Barcelona finally sack club manager Koeman after a disappointing start of the season
Barcelona as Catalonians put Dutch boss out of his misery after dismal defeat by Rayo Vallecano left crisis club down in ninth place in LaLiga amid financial turmoil
Ronald Koeman has been sacked by Barcelona after overseeing their worst start to a season since the 1987-88 campaign.
They finished sixth that year – a similar season would leave them outside the Champions League and have catastrophic consequences on the club’s already fragile finances.
They are currently floundering in ninth almost closer to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.
Koeman was fired on the flight back from a 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.