Ronald Koeman names Celtic legend as Barcelona assistant

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Barcelona have appointed Henrik Larsson and Alfred Schreuder as Ronald Koeman’s assistants.

The pair have signed deals until 2022 after Koeman returned to the Nou Camp as manager earlier this week.

He replaced Quique Setien following Barca’s humiliating 8-2 Champions League exit to Bayern Munich last week.

Schreuder has previously worked at Hoffenheim and Ajax. Larsson, meanwhile, links up with Koeman again having played with him at Feyenoord.

The 48-year-old most recently managed Helsingborgs in Sweden and has made his own comeback to the Nou Camp.

After leaving Celtic in 2004, Larsson spent two years at Barca, scoring 22 goals in 62 games and winning the Champions League, two LaLiga titles and the Spanish Super Cup.



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Koeman has been brought after a poor LaLiga campaign and the disastrous Champions League mauling.

He is facing a serious rebuild job, but another important role is navigating Messi’s future.

The Argentine has entered the final year of his latest contract but, unlike in previous years, there are serious doubts about whether he will stay.

According to RAC1 (via the Daily Mail), Messi has told Koeman that he sees himself “more in than out” at Barcelona. Read more…