Barcelona fans have been reacting to the sacking of Ronald Koeman, and many of them are delighted.
Koeman has been under intense pressure over recent weeks, but until now Joan Laporta and his board have remained very patient.
The defeat to Rayo has proven the final straw, though, and Laporta told Koeman that he had lost his job on Wednesday night following the ill-fated trip to Vallecas.
As a player, Koeman was much-loved by fans, building a legendary reputation at Camp Nou.
But as a manager, things have been very different with Koeman struggling to win them over.
Last season, his Barca side fell away from the title race with a disastrous end to the season, and despite misfortune with injuries and the departure of Lionel Messi not helping, the Blaugrana have been well below standard this season.
As a result, fans have been calling for his head for weeks, and they have finally got their wish.
Here’s how many Barca fans reacted on Twitter.
I’m the happiest guy right now!!!!
— 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐄𝐒 (@ChaaliiyKay) October 28, 2021
— Mohlomi Notši (@Hlomnatso) October 28, 2021
Love you guys 💙❤️
— Khumbolané🕊️ (@Khumbless_) October 28, 2021
We all know that Barcelona isn’t having a good time, but thank you for doing what you possibly could, you will always be a legend. All the best Ronald Koeman 💙❤️💙
— Roberto Ortiz (@robert0st) October 28, 2021
Thank you and Goodluck 🤝🏾
— Jay.viano (@Sin_oFpride) October 28, 2021
— tai lung (@therebelandre) October 28, 2021
Koeman getting sacked is the first step to Barcelona’s rebuilding phase; Hopefully the club appoints a more intellectual manager who’s goal-oriented & can guide the team to an impressive transposition before the season ends. Best of luck to Koeman though.
— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) October 28, 2021
Sad that it didn’t work out due to history involved, but damn this was the only right thing to do now. Visca el Barça!!!
— Aleksi Koskinen (@Aleksi_Koskinen) October 28, 2021