“My Future?”- Ronald Koeman’s Final Words as FC Barcelona Manager Revealed

Published 10/28/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Finally, it happened. Barcelona has sacked Ronald Koeman after a miserable managing career at the club. After joining the club 14 months back, things have not gone well for Koeman. Barca’s 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano was their fourth defeat in the last six games, which surely became the final nail in the coffin.

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They lie ninth on the table with 15 points as the Blaugrana is in danger of not finishing in the top four. Likewise, Koeman spoke about his troubles with the club, which became his last words for the club.

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Ronald Koeman speaks for the last time

The Dutchman spoke about the problems he faced with the club and focused on how the task at hand was tough. He had doubted his future before and eventually the inevitable happened.

“Is my future in danger? I don’t know…”

“There are rivals who have more balanced and more physical teams, but we have shown that we can be at a good level. But that is not enough and what counts is the result. It is incredible that we lost today.”

“The standings indicate that we are not doing well, that we have lowered our level. We have lost high-quality players. In recent years, the top teams have been strengthened and we have not been able to, and that also counts,” said Koeman.

Koeman was once a brilliant player for the club. Playing at center-back, his long-range free-kicks were accurate and provided that spark for the club. However, things have gone down south for him as a manager. Therefore, reliving him of his duties seems to be the right decision. With the financial problems at the club, it is going to be a tough task for anyone to come in and do a good job.

Yet, there is one familiar person who may return!

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The first name on many fans’ lips is Barcelona and Spain legend, Xavi. He is currently managing Al Sadd in Qatar and seems to have his imprint on the club. Moreover, the club is doing well leading the Qatar league; hence proving his credentials. With him knowing Barcelona inside out, he may be the perfect replacement for Koeman.

Xavi played 767 games for Barcelona, scoring 85 goals. He is one of those rare players to win the World Cup, Euro Cup, Champions League, and the Spanish League title. Overall, he won 32 trophies with the club. His tiki-taka style is imprinted in Al Sadd and they have been playing some beautiful soccer. Hence, he can develop kids from their famous La Masia academy and can help them become world-beaters.

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Whether he accepts the job is one thing. But, it is safe to say that Ronald Koeman had a pretty torrid time in Barcelona and he never found his spark as a manager.

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Who do you think will be Barcelona’s next manager? Let us know.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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