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Ronald Koeman spotted at Barcelona airport and set to replace Quique Setien as manager after ‘advanced talks’ with club

HOLLAND boss Ronald Koeman has been snapped at Barcelona Airport as he edges closer to taking charge at the Nou Camp.

The 57-year-old has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Quique Setien with the Spaniard’s sacking set to be confirmed imminently.

He’s been linked with the @FCBarcelona job

Now Koeman has been spotted at Barcelona airport


His fate was sealed after the club crashed out of the Champions League in the quarter-final stage after being thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich.

Barca legend Xavi had been the bookies favourite to succeed Setien, with Maurico Pochettino and Thiery Henry also in the running.

But Koeman appears to be at the head of the queue, with Marca obtaining footage of him at the City’s airport on Sunday.

They claim that Koeman will now have a meeting with club directors on Monday as both parties look to thrash out a deal.

Meanwhile Mundo Deportivo state that Koeman has agreed a two-year deal to take charge in Catalonia.

It has been reported how Barca are in talks with his agent Rob Jansen at how Koeman can be released from his contract with the Dutch Federation.

The former Everton gaffer earned legendary status during his six-year spell at Barcelona between 1989-1995.

In 264 games, he chipped in with 88 goals – including the winner in the 1992 European Cup final against Sampdoria.

Barcelona have been rocked by the news that Lionel Messi wants to leave the club this summer.

The Argentinian ace is said to have voiced his anger over the humiliating Bayern defeat, and does not intend to stay for the remaining year on his contract.

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