Barcelona appoint Ronald Koeman as new head coach

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Karachi: Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their next head coach. He has signed a two-year-deal with the Catalans.

Barca sacked Quique Setien after their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final last week. Koeman has left his role as manager of the Netherlands.

“Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have come to an agreement for him to be the team’s coach until 30 June 2022,” the club said in a statement.

“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,” it added.

The 57-year-old has previously managed Dutch sides Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, and Feyenoord. Southampton and Everton in Premier League and La Liga’s Valencia.

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