Fc Barcelona have announce the appointment of Ronald koeman has their new manager, he signed a two year contract with the Catalan club.
The former Barcelona player replaces Setien who was sacked after a humiliating 8-2 defeat to German champions Bayern Munich.
Koeman six years as a player at Barcelona and was a member of Johan Cruff’s legendary ‘Dream Team’, leaves his role as manager of the Netherlands, which he had held since 2018.
He won four La Liga titles and scored the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final during his playing days at the Spanish club and was the preferred candidate of president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Koeman began his coaching career at FC Barcelona as first team assistant coach and then as coach of Barça B in the 1998-99 season. The following season he went on to vitesse where he stayed until 2001 tgen he moved on to Ajax Amsterdam where he won two league titles, a Dutch Cup and a Dutch Super Cup. In 2005 he moved on to Portugal and Benfica where he won the Portuguese Super Cup. The former Barça player returned to Holland in 2006 when he took over at PSV Eindhoven, winning the Eredivisie title again in 2007.
After success with PSV he returned to Spain and Valencia, winning the Copa del Rey. That was followed by a return to his native country once again where he won the 2009 Super Cup with AZ Alkmaar before coaching Feyenoord between 2011 and 2014. Koeman headed for the Premier League for the 2014-15 season with Southampton before moving on to Everton in 2016 where he spent 18 months. In 2018 he took over as the Netherlands national team coach before returning to FC Barcelona as coach.
Koeman was due to lead the Netherlands in next year’s European Championships but the European championship was postponed to 2021.
You can follow the presentation and press conference live on Barça TV+ from 4.55pm CEST.