Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.

Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.

Quique Setien was relieved of his duties on Monday evening after a meeting between Barcelona’s board of directors at the Camp Nou.

Koeman is currently the coach of the Netherlands, but has previously revealed that there is a special clause in his contract that would allow him to take over at Barcelona.

This clause was able to be activated after Euro 2020, but the postponement of that tournament and the uncertainty surrounding international football mean that he should be able to take over at the Camp Nou now.


On Sunday, Koeman was spotted at Barcelona airport, where he was flying home to the Netherlands having already held talks with Barcelona.

The former Blaugrana defender was presumably flying back to his home country to hold talks over his exit from the KNVB.

According the Dutch press, Koeman has told the KNVB that he wants to join Barcelona.

Reports from Voetbal also say that Barcelona representatives are in the country to hold talks with the KNVB.

Voetbal have added that former Hoffenheim boss Alfred Schreuder is to move to the Camp Nou as Koeman’s assistant.

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