A report sighted on the The Sun indicates that Lionel Messi had wished his ex Barcelona colleague Xavi Hernandez replaced Ronald Koeman before he left the club for Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi who has won the Ballon d’Or on 6 occasions tragically left the Nou Camp to join the Paris Saint-Germain ending his long spell at the club.
It is perceived that Lionel Messi who was not in concurrence with Koeman during his spell with La Blaugrana, wanted the job to be given to Xavi.
Ronald Koeman was mitigated of his obligations as Barcelona supervisor soon after their humiliating 1-0 misfortune to Rayo Vallecano. Koeman ended his 14-month spell at the club winning the Copa del Rey title last season and at last finishing 3rd on the La Liga table.
As per reports moving on most media portals, Xavi who right now mentors Saudi Arabian side Al Sadd has ben reached to possess the empty administrative situation at the Camp Nou.
Below is the statement confirming Ronald Koeman’s sacking;
”FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first team coach. The president of the Club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva.
FC Barcelona would like to thank him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.