Barcelona select club legend Ronald Koeman as new lead trainer
Barcelona on Wednesday formally declared the arrangement of Ronald Koeman as the club's new lead trainer.
Koeman will deal with the club until June 30, 2022.
"FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have agreed for the Dutchman to take over as the primary group mentor until 30 June 2022," the club said in an announcement.
Koeman supplanted Quique Setien, who was sacked after the club's 8-2 misfortune against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Prior, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu had said that Koeman would be the club's new lead trainer.
"In the case of everything works out in a good way, Koeman will be the Barcelona mentor. We wager on Koeman in view of his experience. He was in the Dream Team, he puts stock in our way of thinking," Bartomeu had revealed to Barca TV.
Koeman comes to FC Barcelona in the wake of training in the Premier League, La Liga, the Dutch class, the Portuguese group, and furthermore on the global stage with the Netherlands.
Koeman started his instructing profession at FC Barcelona as the main group right hand mentor and afterward as mentor of Barca B in the 1998-99 season. The accompanying season he advanced toward Vitesse where remained until 2001 when he proceeded onward to Ajax Amsterdam where he won two class titles, a Dutch Cup and a Dutch Super Cup.
In 2005 he proceeded onward to Portugal and Benfica where he won the Portuguese Super Cup. The previous Barca player came back to Holland in 2006 when he took over at PSV Eindhoven, winning the Eredivisie title again in 2007.
After progress with PSV, he came back to Spain and Valencia, winning the Copa del Rey. That was trailed by an arrival to his local nation by and by where he won the 2009 Super Cup with AZ Alkmaar before instructing Feyenoord somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2014.
Koeman set out toward the Premier League for the 2014-15 season with Southampton before proceeding onward to Everton in 2016 where he went through year and a half. In 2018 he took over as the Netherlands national group mentor before making a transition to Barcelona as a mentor.