Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman to threaten Manchester United managers’ shortlist – .

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Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman to threaten Manchester United managers’ shortlist – .


Barcelona announced the sacking of head coach Ronald Koeman on Wednesday evening, paving the way for one of Manchester United’s managerial goals to travel to Camp Nou.
A dismal start to the season culminated in a 1-0 away loss to Rayo Vallecano, Barca’s first loss at Estadio de Vallecas in nearly two decades.

The result comes three days after losing at home to rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico and just weeks after equally damaging defeats to Champions League Benfica and La Liga champions Atletico.

Koeman’s sacking comes amid intense pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Old Trafford, culminating in his own nightmarish result of a 5-0 home loss to Liverpool.

While Solskjaer has reportedly been granted a stay of execution for the time being and will pay for the trip to Tottenham on Saturday, there is interest in the possible vacancy.

Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to discuss any role and is among the candidates put forward for the Barca job.

Ajax’s Erik ten Hag is another to be linked to Solskjaer’s work and could be an option for Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

The current bookmakers’ favorite for the Camp Nou job is former player Xavi Hernandez, who enjoys managing Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd in his first coaching role.

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