OREANDA-NEWS. Dutch specialist Ronald Koeman will become a new head coach of the Spanish football club Barcelona. This was announced by the President of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu.

“A club legend and Barca’s hero at Wembley who gave fans their first European Cup, Koeman is coming back to the Camp Nou. But this time he will be in the dugout to lead the team,” the statement published on the official website of the Catalan club reads.

Koeman played in Barcelona from 1989 to 1995. From 1998 to 2000 he worked in the coaching staff of the club as an assistant.

The 57-year-old Dutchman will replace 61-year-old Spanish specialist Quique Setien, who left the team after being defeated by Germany’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final match with a score of 2: 8 and second place in the national championship. He led Barcelona since January of the current year.