Still rumours about a possible Ronald Koeman exit, will he walk out?

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The game v. Bayern Munich looks as the one that could see Ronald Koeman leaving early on this season, but so far just gossip and a few rumours about his exit.

A few names are thrown into the hat and to see the current Ajax boss Erik ten Haag in the mix is no big news, but looks a bit difficult to get him, though being in charge of Barca is a bigger test than staying on back in Holland.

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is also a surprise man in the rumour mill and many believe he is a man that can take Barca through a transition and knows how to bring younger players into a setup and get them to the next level. Difficult to say if Rodgers is capable of handling that type of pressure as FC Barcelona is something else than Leicester. He flopped at Liverpool, did ever so well at Celtic and at Leicester he has shown that he can kill giants.

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We just have to wait and see and people believe that the next games will give the answer as slipping up in the race for the La Liga title will not be taken well by the board.

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Ronald Koeman has been in management since his retirement from playing and done the rounds, he will definitaly be back in a job very soon if he gets that sack at Barcelona.

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is a favorite among bookies to take over if Ronald Koeman if he departs. If Barca decides to try to convince Brendan Rodgers of Leicester to move in, then Martinez could be keen on a Premier League return with Leicester probably heading for his signature.

Johan Cruyff years at Barca, the player and coach, club excelled to next level

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Johan Cruyff is basically an icon as a player in football, but his time in management shows more titles in La Liga than as a player, winning just once in his years as a player, 1973-74. Cruyff lifted the European Cup once, and that was as coach, winning 1-0 v. Sampdoria at Wembley in 1992.

The players in that team with current manager at the club today Ronald Koeman in the team, another fantastic man of management Pep Guardiola also played his part in the final. Other majestic players were Michael Laudrup and Hristo Stoichcov.

Cruyff spend eight years at Barca as a manager, he trained players that later has become some of the best coaches in World football.

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The reason for Cruyff’s departure as a manager at Barca was due to health issues and a heart attack making a decision to step down in 1996. Sir Bobby Robson became the next man in charge, also letting Johan’s son Jordi leave and joining Man Utd.

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Cruyff had until his last day in management, borught home four La Liga titles, one Copa Del Rey title, winning the European Cup and the UEFA Cup in those years. Yet not being seen as the complete manager and a legend in the same way as he was as a player, since our generation new him so well from his playing days and how he just played football with an ease we have seldom seen.

Before his time in charge at Barca he did coach his native club Ajax also doing that job with style, but as we did see him as a player we cannot really make him up in our mind as the coach, still the player in those Ajax, Holland and Barca kits makes his memory clearly.

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Johan Cruyff did return to football after stopping at the age of 31, he admitted it later that it was probably his biggest mistake as he soon returned, and made the numbers of legends even higher being part of the NASL and representing Los Angeles Aztecs and Washington Diplomates.

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His work in football is seen today and the way of his thinking is much mirrored by Pep Guardiola and other players that had the previlege to be coached by him.

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Madrid’s Real and Atletico flying high as Barcelona are stumbling on

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Pressure on Ronald Koeman after a heavy defeat in Champions League and a bit of a struggle in La Liga currently 6th in the table and not really impressive at the moment.

Still a young season with a team of players not really in the balance needed to fight in the top, who can expect Ronald Koeman to get everything in shape after a very turbulent summer and having a major task in getting this ship into shape.

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Barcelona are in a bit of a transition and please never underestimate the value of Ronald Koeman skipping a job as boss of his home country to take the vacant position at his former club, please stop and just let the man do his job as this team will rise and find their momentum again.

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The club do have talented players and with two games in hand and still unbeaten you should surely not come to any conclusions yet as this team will progress and be very hard to beat going forward. The two wins came against Real Sociedad and Getafe, draws away to Athletic Bilbao and at home to Granada.

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Next up is Cadiz away and hopefully a new win will be in sight as the team certainly looks good enough also this season to compete for the title.

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Memphis Depay do have a good record with two goals in four games, and hopefully his touch and willingness to score will continue as the season progress. Other men on the scoresheet so far are Pique, Braithwaite, Roberto and Araujo.

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