Barcelona fires coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona fired coach Ronald Koeman after a string of defeats, including a 1-0 loss to low side Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.

Joan Laporta, the club's president, informed him of the decision following the club's defeat against Rayo Vallecano, which dropped the club to ninth place in the league table.

In a statement on clubs website, the club thanked him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.

"FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of 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 the Ciutat Esportiva."  

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