Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman has emerged leading candidate to become the Catalan outfit’s boss after the sacking of Quique Setien, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.
Mundo Deportivo (MD) report that president Josep Maria Bartomeu has already held talks with the Dutchman over the last few days, with an agreement for the Dutchman to become boss close.
It’s added that talks have also been held with Koeman’s agent, Rob Jansen, with the LaLiga club hoping to appoint the current Dutch national team boss for either free or a minimal amount of compensation.
MD add that Barca’s plan is to offer Koeman a two-season contract, however the experienced boss’ second campaign will rest on the decision of the team’s new president that will be appointed.
Given that the club will have a new president in a year’s time, MD add that a contract longer than two years will not be possible for the 57-year-old.
MD report that Bartomeu spoke to several candidates before deciding that Koeman was the best fit, Koeman is keen to take charge after missing out on this opportunity in the past.
Koeman’s style of play also fits perfectly with Barcelona’s system, he’s also got the standing and legend status at the club which should help prevent any player dramas from taking over the side – which has been the case recently.