Ronald Koeman rules out squad 'revolution' at Barcelona

Ronald Koeman rules out squad 'revolution' at Barcelona

Newly appointed Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has ruled massive restructuring at the club following Friday's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich.

The 57-year-old was unveiled at Camp Nou on Wednesday after agreeing to a two-year deal to replace Quique Setien.

"I think there have to be changes," Koeman said in a news conference. "But, in my opinion, it won't be a revolution. We will take decisions based on what is best for the team."

He, however, steered clear of speaking about individual players, with the exception of Lionel Messi, but did say age isn't necessarily a factor when it comes to deciding who stays and who goes.

On Tuesday club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said that it's time to let go of some of the club's legends. 

He named several players who are not for sale, including Lionel Messi, but the names of anyone else over the age of 30 were conspicuous by their absence.

It was taken as an invitation for the likes of Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez to leave the club, but Koeman played down expectations of such drastic measures.