RONALD KOEMAN is set to receive a £10m bonus after being sacked by Barcelona.
The Catalan giants sent off the 58-year-old Dutchman late on Wednesday night after their 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano.
Pressure was mounting on the club to get rid of Koeman after a strong start to the new season.
But with his contract expiring in June, some thought Barcelona chiefs might choose to terminate his contract and avoid paying millions in compensation.
However, he has now been dismissed and a journalist Juan Arango It is reported that the club will have to hand over the former Everton coach an amount in the region of 10 million pounds.
Barcelona’s current financial crisis is well documented, with the most public signs of its seriousness showing when Lionel Messi left in the summer.
Antoine Griezmann has also returned to Atletico Madrid on loan as the Catalans have sought to try to reduce his salary bill.
They are also still paying compensation to former coach Quique Setién, who was sacked in August 2020 after just eight months.
Meanwhile, Koeman will head to the Nou Camp on Thursday to bid farewell to the players and staff.
His departure comes at a time when Barcelona is ninth in the La Liga table with only four victories from its first 10 matches.
They also suffered consecutive 3-0 defeats in the Champions League group stage at the hands of Bayern Munich and Benfica.
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Club legend Xavi is the favorite to take over from Koeman and is said to have already agreed to join his former team.
Barcelona are now working to terminate his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd, which will cost them around £840,000.
And a Spanish reporter feran koreas He believes the club’s plan is for Xavi to take charge after the next international break in three weeks.