Koeman kicked out as Barcelona manager shortly after loss to Rayo Vallecano

Koeman kicked out as Barcelona manager shortly after loss to Rayo Vallecano

  • Ronald Koeman has been relieved of his duties as Barcelona boss after the club's 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano
  • The 58-year-old has spent 14 months at the club winning the Copa del Rey and a third-place finish in the Spanish top-flight division
  • Barcelona have now slipped to ninth position on the league standing registering four wins, three losses and three draws

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Ronald Koeman has been shown the door as Barcelona boss following poor strings of results this season, Sky Sports, Euro Sport.

Barca's season so far

The Dutch gaffer suffered another embarrassing defeat to Rayo Vallecano in their week 11 La Liga fixture, losing by 1-0.

Koeman sacked as Barcelona boss
Koeman was kicked out as Barcelona manager shortly after the 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano. Photo by Irina R. Hipolito/Europa Press
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La Blaugrana lost their fourth game in six matches in all competitions and the club believe it is time to let Koeman off the hook.

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The 58-year-old spent 14 months at the Camp Nou and could only win the Copa del Rey last season as well as finishing third in the league.

The departure of Lionel Messi during the summer has affected the club as they are also struggling in the Champions League with just one win from three matches.

Barca are currently in ninth position, having played one game less but have lost three and drawn the same number of matches.

What Koeman said after Rayo's loss

After the defeat to Rayo, Koeman said:

"It [Barcelona's league position] says we're not well.
"The team has lost balance in the squad, lost very effective players, which shows. In recent years other clubs have strengthened every season and we haven't, which also shows."

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Barcelona continued their worst possible start to the La Liga season after suffering a 1-0 loss away at Rayo Vallecano.

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Oscar Trejo picked the pocket of Sergio Busquets and found Radamel Falcao who slotted the past Marc Andre Ter Stegen on the half-hour mark.

Barcelona had a glorious opportunity to equalize 20 minutes from time as Memphis Depay was brought down in the box for a penalty.

The Dutchman who scored a penalty in the Champions League against Dynamo Kyiv had his spot-kick saved by Stole Dimitrievski.

It was a frustrating night for Barca as chances came begging but they could convert as Rayo held on to record their first win over the Catalan giants in 19 years.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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