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OFFICIAL: Barcelona appoint Ronald Koeman as manager

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The Dutchman joins on a two-year deal

Ronald Koeman Arrives In Barcelona, Spain Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Ronald Koeman is the club’s new manager, taking over from Quique Setien who was fired at the start of the week.

The Dutchman has left his job with the Netherlands national team and has signed a two-year contract at the Camp Nou.

Here’s the club’s official statement:

“FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have reached an agreement for the Dutchman to take over as first team coach until 30 June 2022.”

Koeman will be officially unveiled this evening at 6pm CET when he will get to hear from the new man in charge.

The 57-year-old is the latest change in a busy week for Barca. The club also announced on Wednesday that Ramon Planes is the club’s new technical director.

Planes takes over from Eric Abidal who has followed Setien out of the exit door, while the club have also announced elections for March.