Ronald Koeman is officially Barcelona’s worst coach since 2003 – and he has the stats to prove it.
The Dutchman was shown the door a few days ago by Barcelona after a dismal start to the season which saw the Catalan giants finish ninth in La Liga.
His departure has been looming over the past few months, but things finally came to a head after Barcelona’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night.
Not only did Koeman leave the Nou Camp with his tail between his legs, he also left with the worst points tally of every game in the club in. 17 years, to me reddit.
The 58-year-old has only scored 1.96 points per game out of the 67 games he has been in charge of since taking charge last August.
Combans’ shocking ratio of 40 wins, 11 draws and a staggering 16 losses makes him worse than his Barcelona predecessor Kiki Setién and puts him far behind current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola in the rankings.
But it wasn’t all gloomy under Koeman, who managed to lift the King’s Cup in his short stint with Barcelona.
Here’s a look at how Koeman’s ill-fated reign in Spain compares to those of his predecessors at the Nou Camp.
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Frank Rijkaard has outperformed his Dutch counterpart Koeman in total points per game with an average score of 1.99.
Although he was in charge at Barcelona for a longer period, he took charge from 2003 to 2008.
During that time, Rijkaard led 272 matches, which compiled from 159 wins, 63 draws and 50 losses.
After a difficult start at the club, Rijkaard managed to turn things around and left with two consecutive league titles which he won in the 04/05 and 05/06 seasons.
Quique Setien took Barcelona’s hot seat ahead of Koeman in 2020, but although his tenure was short-lived, he was better than the Dutchman.
Setien barely wet his feet at the Nou Camp before being ordered to walk after 25 matches that ended in Barcelona’s 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich.
However, the Spaniard won 16 of those matches, lost five and drew in four – giving him his 2.08 points for each game.
Perhaps this is why he was upset before and Blaugrana threatened legal action after being sacked for not honoring his contract.
Tata Martino took charge of Barcelona for one year in 2013 and scored a point in every game 2.22.
He spent 59 matches in his position, winning 40 of them, losing eight, and drawing eight.
Barcelona gave Martino a chance when he ceded La Liga to Atletico Madrid on the last day of the season.
But despite losing the League Cup, he lifted the Spanish Super Cup during his tenure.
Ernesto Valverde outperformed Martino by a narrow margin, ending his time as Barcelona coach with an average of points per game. 2.23.
The Argentine led for three years from 2017-2020 and won 97 matches out of 145.
He also lost 16 and drew 32 matches during that period, which also saw Valverde win four titles, including a hat-trick in 2018 consisting of La Liga, the King’s Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
When it comes to silverware, Guardiola is undoubtedly the most successful Barcelona coach among the group with 14 titles.
However, on a game-by-game basis, the Spaniard is third in the points-per-game ratio 2.36 In 247 games between 2008 and 2012.
Among those matches, Guardiola won 179 times, drew 47 and lost 21 times.
Before conquering Europe with Bayern, and now domestically with City, Guardiola won three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, three Spanish Super titles, two Champions League titles, the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup twice.
Tito Vilanova boasted a proud record as coach of Barcelona before his tragically death in 2014.
The former Celtic club president resigned as Barcelona president in 2013 after suffering from cancer, and unfortunately, he lost his battle with the deadly disease a year later.
However, prior to his poor health bout, Vilanova spent 44 matches at the Nou Camp and won 33 matches, losing only five times and drawing six.
got him a record 2.39 points for each game.
He is also partly responsible for gifting the world to former Barcelona star Lionel Messi who said Vilanova, who died at the age of 45, was the first coach to put his trust in him.
Vilanova did not step down without making his name forever in Barcelona’s history by winning the Spanish League by 15 points during the season.
Current Spain coach Luis Enrique tops the list of Barcelona managers with the most points per game, with an average of 2.41.
Enrique spent three years in his position at the Nou Camp, overseeing 181 matches.
The former Barcelona player won 138 matches, lost 21 and drew 22 times.
He won nine titles over the three-year period from 2014-2017, just short of Guardiola’s pool of 14.