OREANDA-NEWS. The leadership of the Spanish football club Barcelona is planning to appoint Dutch specialist Ronald Koeman as head coach.

This is reported by AS, Marca and Mundo Deportivo, citing sources. On Monday night it became known that Quique Setien was dismissed from his post as head coach of Barcelona. Under his leadership, the team finished second in the national championship of last season, lost the quarterfinal of the Copa del Rey, and at the end of last week lost in the Champions League quarterfinal match with Bayern Munich with a score of 2: 8.

The coaching reshuffle will be approved by the Barcelona board of directors on Tuesday, AS writes. The contract with Koeman will last for two years, Mundo Deportivo clarifies. The main nuance of the upcoming agreement is the current contract of Koeman with the Netherlands national team, which should end in the autumn of 2022. According to Mundo Deportivo, this issue should be settled in the near future.