Ronald Koeman spotted at airport to takeover from Setien at Barcelona

Ronald Koeman spotted at airport to takeover from Setien at Barcelona

- Ronald Koeman could be the next manager at the Camp Nou this summer

- The Dutch boss was spotted at Barcelona airport to potentially take over from Quique Setien

- It is understood that Barcelona could announce the sacking of Quique Setien after embarrassing Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich

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Ronald Koeman has been caught on camera at Barcelona airport amid speculation of Quique Setien's sack.

It is understood the Netherlands' current coach wants to leave the national team job to take up a more lucrative offer from his former team.

The Dutch legend was spotted leaving Barcelona airport on a private plane days after the club's Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich.

According to Spanish news media outlet La Sexta, Koeman has been around the city of Barcelona for the weekend with reports claiming he is in line for the job at the Camp Nou.

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The reports also stated that the former defensive midfielder recently acquired a property in the Catalan city.

Ronald Koeman spotted at airport to potentially take over from Setien
Ronald Koeman spotted at airport to potentially take over from Setien. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Koeman was assistant manager at Barcelona during the 1998-2000 and has managed other top clubs including Ajax, Benfica, Valencia, Southampton and Everton in the past.

The 57-year-old also scored the winning goal for Barcelona in the Champions Cup final against Sampdoria in 1992 at the Wembley Stadium.

An official announcement is expected to be made by the club regarding who will become the next coach at Barca on Monday, August 17, 2020.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Mauricio Pochettino has become a prime target for Barcelona this summer if under pressure boss Quique Setien is relieved of his duties.

The Spanish giants have reportedly told Setien that he would be shown the door if he fails to win the Champions League this season.

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Barcelona and Napoli played a 1-1 draw in their round of 16 clash in Naples and the second leg will be decided at the Camp Nou this weekend. also reported that Lionel Messi has reportedly informed Barcelona chiefs that he wants to leave the club this summer following embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich.

Barcelona were sent out of the Champions League after losing 8-2 against Bayern Munich who also defeated Premier League side Chelsea.

It was a bad night for Barcelona players and even fans as the likes of Lionel Messi, Suarez were unable to do anything to prevent the Catalans from suffering heavy defeat.

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