Ronald Koeman's first season in charge of Barcelona didn't turn out as expected so far. The Dutch boss returned to Camp Nou with the duty of being the head of the reconstruction process the Catalans had to go through after many disappointing years. However, the former defender and club legend couldn't find the solutions to Barca's problems yet, despite it was known that he wouldn't have an easy job at all.
The Blaugranas had a weak start to the 2020-2021 campaign, dropping many points and seeing Atletico Madrid being comfortable atop the standings. They did have a remarkable improvement since January holding an impressive unbeaten record, but the Cules seem to be coming up short once again after unexpected setbacks with weaker opponents.
Besides, once again they've suffered European failure just in the Round of 16, being destroyed by PSG at home. When it seemed that Barcelona were finally about to redeem themselves in the final weeks of the La Liga title race, some upsetting results put the Dutchman in the eye of the storm again and the club has reportedly been in contact with a possible new coach.
Koeman's future uncertain as Barca already talked with a potential target
The famous Wembley Hero has been under heavy fire after a difficult beginning to his first stint as the Catalans' head coach, but as the team began to string victories together and improved its performance in the table, Koeman worked under better circumstances. Until now.
Barca's shocking tie with Levante may force the board to reconsider its options, despite the current coach seemed to be having full support so far. According to ESPN, the Cules have made contacts with Hans Dieter-Flick's agents, as the German boss will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
The coach that led the Bavarians to a perfect campaign, in which it secured the six titles at stake, has been highly praised for his success in charge of a side that was struggling under Niko Kovac. His unstoppable Bayern side won the 2020 Champions League in great fashion, even destroying 8-2 Barca in the quarterfinals, after which the Spanish club decided to face reconstruction.
However, it is understood that Hansi Flick will be taking over Joachim Low's helm in the German national team, as the current boss will step out after Euro 2020. Barcelona inquired about his future after seeing his brilliant job with Bayern, but it seems like it may not be a possibility.
Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman is under contract for one more season, and president Joan Laporta has shown support to the Dutch manager so far. It has been a rollercoaster year for Barca, though, and things will be probably thought more carefully once the current term concludes.