Ronald Koeman sacked as Barcelona coach

Ronald Koeman

Barcelona's Dutch coach Ronald Koeman reacts during their Uefa Champions League first round Group E match against Benfica at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on September 29, 2021.

Photo credit: Patricia De Melo Moreira | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Laporta said before the international break Koeman "deserved the benefit of the doubt", moving to end speculation that he would lose his job after the defeat by Atletico.
  • But faced with an early exit in the Champions League and the possibility of failing to make the top four in La Liga, Laporta, who was at Vallecas on Wednesday night, decided to act.



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