- Ronald Koeman is the new coach of Spanish side Barcelona replacing Setien
- Barcelona appointed the Dutchman after after their Champions League defeat against Bayern
- Koeman cannot yet takeover official game at Barcelona until the Catalans settle Setien
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It has been reported that newly appointed Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman cannot reportedly take charge in an official game because the Catalans have not sorted Setien's issues.
The Dutchman was recently announced as the replacement for Setien who was asked to leave following Barcelona's embarrassing defeat in the Champions League.
Barcelona's defeat against Bayern Munich caused lots of trouble at Nou Camp as Lionel Messi also handed in a transfer request afterwards.
But at the end of the battle, Barcelona chiefs were able to convince Lionel Messi and he will be playing for the side this coming season.
According to the latest report on Daily Mail, Setien has not been officially sacked and a severance package between the former manager and the club has still to be agreed leaving Koeman in limbo on the eve of their LaLiga opener against Villarreal.
However, Koeman has been in charge of Barcelona's two friendly games against Gymnastic and Girona, but such chance will not be allowed when the season starts.
Ronald Koeman reportedly unable to take charge of Barcelona in an official game (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ronald Koeman who is the new Barcelona manager made it clear that embattled striker Luis Suarez will be an addition to his squad this summer if he stays at the Nou Camp.
The former Liverpool striker has been looking for ways to leave Barcelona since the arrival of Ronald Koeman who replaced Setien at the Spanish side.
There were reports that Luis Suarez has agreed personal terms to join Italian champions Juventus this summer.
According to the report on UK Mirror, the move has been cancelled due to his inability to get Italian passport for him to travel.
The report also added that Juventus are now shifting their attention to the signing of either Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud or Roma star Edin Dzeko.
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