Barca agree reduced pay-off with ex-manager Ronald Koeman
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Barca agree reduced pay-off with ex-manager Ronald Koeman

Barcelona and former manager Ronald Koeman are said to have struck an agreement on the conditions of his pay.

After 14 months at the helm, the Dutchman was fired by the Spanish club in October, after leading them to their worst start to a season since the 1987-88 campaign.

Following his replacement by club legend Xavi, it appears that the two parties have finally reached a deal on Koeman's compensation, with the 58-year-old due to be paid £8.4 million (€10 million), saving the Spanish giants £1.7 million, according to Marca.

During his time in charge, Koeman presided over one of the most tumultuous periods in the club's recent history, with long-serving talisman Lionel Messi leaving on a free transfer to PSG last summer.

Despite the additions of Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, the Catalan giants have had a disappointing start to the season, winning only five of their first 13 matches.

They've also had a string of poor results, including a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season and a 2-0 loss to rivals Atletico.

The Spanish club's worst result of the season came in September, when they lost 3-0 to Benfica in the Champions League, a result that saw club directors debate Koeman's destiny until 4 a.m. (CEST) before granting him a temporary reprieve.

Barcelona have won two games and drew three in all competitions since Koeman's dismissal. Despite this, they are now 7th in LaLiga, having won just one of their past five games, and face Unai Emery's Villarreal on Saturday.

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