Ronald Koeman is all set to leave his position with the Netherlands national team to become the new Barcelona manager, following the sacking of Quique Setien.
Although he had an unideal stint when he was in charge of Premier League outfit Everton, the Dutch tactician is highly rated at the highest levels of football. Prior to Everton, he served an impressive tenure at Southampton.
However, Camp Nou, for whom the 57-year-old had played for back in the day and also served as assistant manager for a brief spell, will no doubt be his most significant and challenging stint yet.
As per Munde Deportivo, the club plans to offer Koeman a two-season contract with the caveat that his second campaign will rest on the decision of the new team president appointed following the end of Josep Maria Bartomeu's term.
Koeman's previous employment in La Liga was a brief but unproductive stint as manager at Valencia between 2007-2008.
This news comes at a time when the club is going through a torrid time, compounded by Champions League elimination after Saturday's disastrous 2-8 loss to Bayern Munich, followed by swirling rumours around Leo Messi wanting out of the club.
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