Ronald Koeman will replace Quique Setien as Barcelona manager. The Dutchman could be presented at the club on Tuesday.
Barcelona presidential elections have been called from March 15 next year. The club say it’s unfeasible to call them now because of Covid-19 and the season starting on September 12.
Eric Abidal has escaped being sacked by Barcelona. The club feel he can play a role in their recruitment process ahead of the new season.
Andres Iniesta has sent a message to Barcelona in the wake of their thumping by Bayern Munich. He wrote on Twitter: “We’re always together as we build the best club in the world.”
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday and could be out of action for three or four months.
Samuel Eto’o has said Barca must do “everything possible” to keep Lionel Messi and added: “If he decides to leave then we need to try to find another name for the club.”
Barcelona’s new plan is to sell as many of their current squad as possible in order to rebuild the squad. The club will speak to those players who are no longer wanted shortly.
The prospect of Philippe Coutinho staying at Barcelona is starting to look more likely. It’s unlikely clubs will meet his asking price, while Koeman could give him a second chance.