The stars of FC Barcelona, past and present, have taken to social networks this Thursday to react to the departure of coach Ronald Koeman.
Falcao’s last nail in the coffin
Of course, the news that the Blaugrana faithful had been asking for during the first months of the campaign finally arrived last night.
The Catalans traveled to Rayo Vallecano for a crunchy La Liga clash, aiming to bounce back from a costly El Clásico loss at the hands of Real Madrid last weekend.
Yet when all was said and done at the Estadio de Vallecas, the stuttering heavyweights’ problems only deepened, as a single hit from Radamel Falcao doomed Ronald Koeman and company. to a third defeat of the season in the Spanish top flight.
It’s Falcao again as he continues his brilliant return to LaLiga! 🔥
It has given Rayo Vallecano the advantage against Barcelona 😱 pic.twitter.com/nZ2fck7Q18
– Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) October 27, 2021
In turn, with the club languishing deep in the middle of the table, those in a position of power at the Camp Nou, after the game, finally chose to take action.
An official statement on Barça’s social media platforms detailed that:
FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman from his duties as first team coach. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at Ciutat Esportiva.
FC Barcelona wants to thank you for your service to the Club and wishes you the best in your professional career.
FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman from his duties as first team coach
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 27, 2021
A dig by Pjanic?
However, if the reaction that followed on Thursday is anything to follow, then evidently the Blaugrana stars have not been as euphoric as the club’s fans, due to the news of Koeman’s dismissal.
On Twitter and Instagram throughout the day, people like Gerard Piqué and Sergino Dest have sent sincere farewell messages to their now former manager, thanking the Dutchman for everything he did with the club:
– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 28, 2021
– Sergiño Dest (@sergino_dest) October 28, 2021
One individual with close ties to Barcelona, on the other hand, who seems not only happy with Koeman’s departure, but felt it appropriate to target the 58-year-old on the back of his firing, is Miralem Pjanic.
In a post on his official Instagram stories, the Bosnian midfielder, whose loan exit was sanctioned by Koeman, posted the following quote:
‘Know when to let that shit go’
Ig story Pjanić (on loan at Beşiktaş). [miralem_pjanic] pic.twitter.com/Dv4phzQTwt
– barcacentre (@barcacentre) October 28, 2021
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