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Twitter reacts as Barcelona finally sack Ronald Koeman

Sean Walsh
It's the end of the road for Koeman at Camp Nou
It's the end of the road for Koeman at Camp Nou / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Wow, who could have seen this coming, eh?

After a bitter one-and-a-bit year spell in charge of FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman has finally been sacked.

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Yeah, we can't all pretend that we didn't know this was on the verge of happening for ages.

It's one thing being an unpopular Barcelona manager (see: Ernesto Valverde). It's another being unpopular and objectively bad at your job.

But being manager of one of the biggest sporting institutions on this planet brings all sorts of scrutiny.

After a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano, Koeman's position became untenable, and the fans had made their feelings clear...

Despite reports out of Spain that Koeman was not under threat of losing his job immediately post-match, pace on the story gathered and just after midnight in Catalonia, Barcelona announced his departure.

Koeman may not have brought happiness or big trophies or good football or any lasting semblance of positivity to Barcelona fans, but he did provide the footballing world with something better - great content.

Barcelona are hopeful that Xavi will replace Koeman in the dugout. Again, who could have seen that coming?????

But what next for poor Ronald? We're sure he'll land on his feet, don't you worry...