Barça chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu would have a clear preference for Koeman. The current national coach of the Dutch national team has a legendary status at Camp Nou, after helping the Catalan superpower to the first European Cup 1 in 28 years.
His ambition to return to Barcelona one day is well known, but Koeman is probably not leaving at the expense of the Dutch national team. He wants to be loyal to the KNVB and the Orange internationals. The national coach has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for Barça after the European Championship in the summer of 2021.
Koeman received an offer from Barcelona in early January, while Ernesto Valverde was about to be fired. Because he then declined the honor, Setién became the new head coach. His head is on the chopping block after missing out on the league title and Champions League elimination against Bayern Munich.
– Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 15, 2020