According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona have sacked Ronald Koeman. Barcelona reportedly decided to end Koeman’s era as the team’s coach after the defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.

Barcelona’s first choice to replace Koeman is former midfielder Xavi Hernandez.

Ronald Koeman has been under pressure for a while at the Camp Nou. Fans have been frustrated with the way the team has been playing under the Dutchman.

It is no secret that Barcelona have had their problems off the pitch, but Koeman has not been able to distract fans with good football on the pitch.

An El-Clasico defeat at home to Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid and defeat at Rayo Vallecano left Barcelona 9th on the La Liga table. The Catalans are also struggling badly in Europe.

Under Koeman, Barcelona didn’t have an identity. There was no clear sign that the team was moving forward under the former Barcelona defender.

Barça President Joan Laporta gave Koeman time to make the Barça squad his own, but the Dutch coach just couldn’t perform.

Who Will Replace Ronald Koeman?

Barcelona’s first choice to replace Koeman is former midfielder Xavi Hernandez.

According to reports, talks are already ongoing for the former Barcelona captain to take over. The former Barcelona midfielder has been coaching in Qatar since 2019.

He will have to reach an agreement with Al Sadd first before he can move to Barcelona.

Xavi left Barcelona as a player in 2014 after spending 17 years with the first team.

Xavi won numerous trophies as a Barcelona player and he is also a fan of the tiki-taka football philosophy.

The Catalans are moving for Xavi in hope that he will bring back the Barcelona way of playing. If Xavi joins Barcelona, it will be a difficult job, but Barcelona fans will be happy to have him back at the club.