Ronald Koeman has been sacked as manager of Barcelona after just 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp.
This comes just few hours after losing to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.
In a statement on Barcelona website, the club said:
“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.
“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.”
Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.
They are ninth in La Liga, six points adrift of leaders Sevilla after losing at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.
The loss was Barca’s third in their last four games and it followed defeat in Sunday’s Clasico to Real Madrid.
More to follow….