Barcelona have confirmed Ronald Koeman as their new permanent head coach on a contract set to run until 2022.
The Dutchman has left his post in charge of the Netherlands national team to replace Quique Setien in the Camp Nou hot seat.
Barca have released an official statement on their website confirming the news, which reads: “FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have reached an agreement for the Dutchman to take over as first-team coach until 30 June 2022.
The Dutchman came to Barça in 1989 after spells in Holland at FC Groningen, Ajax and PSV in which he claimed four Dutch league titles, two Dutch Cups and a European Cup. Furthermore, in 1988 he was part of the Netherlands team that was victorious in the European Championships. When he came to Barça he became the second most expensive signing in the Club’s history behind Diego Maradona.
In his six seasons as a Barça player Koeman made 264 official appearances, scoring 88 goals, many of them from his trade mark free kicks on his way to becoming the highest scoring defender in the Club’s history. Koeman claimed 10 trophies in his time as a blaugrana: four La Liga titles, a European Cup, a Copa del Rey, a European Super Cup and three Spanish Super Cups.
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