According to Marca, coach Ronald Koeman will not be able to direct Barcelona in the opening match against Villarreal in LaLiga on September 28.
Specifically, the reason given is directly related to former Barcelona coach Quique Setien.
According to the El Partidazo de COPE report, the Catalan team has yet to settle a compensation package after the sacking of coach Quique Setien. The club finances, which were heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, were also another reason for the delay.
The incident occurred so that the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) was unable to pass documents related to the appointment of new Barcelona coach Koeman.
However, new coach Ronald Koeman led Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Girona in a friendly match last night. Also in this match, Lionel Messi confirmed his influence in the team with a brilliant performance with a double goal in 4 minutes.
Before welcoming Villarreal at home in the opening match of LaLiga, Koeman teachers and students had a friendly match against the Joan Gamper Cup with rookie Elche on September 20.