Ronald Koeman is ‘ready to rip up his tactical plans’ in bid to get Barcelona


Ronald Koeman is ‘ready to rip up his tactical plans’ in bid to get Barcelona firing with Philippe Coutinho set to be ‘handed a key role’ in a new system

  • Ronald Koeman has drawn up a ‘master plan’ to revive Barcelona’s fortunes
  • The Catalans are currently ninth in La Liga table, 12 points behind the leaders
  • Koeman is willing to alter his tactical plans to get Barca back to their best

Ronald Koeman is reportedly’ready to rip up his tactical plans’ in a bid to get Barcelona firing and will hand Philippe Coutinho a ‘key role’ in a new system

Since he took over at the Nou Camp the Dutchman has established that he has his own ideas and the ability to rectify issues.

However, according to Diario Sport, Koeman is under no illusions of the task he faces in turning the Catalan club’s fortunes around, and is willing to adjust his tactics in order to improve results and performances.

Ronald Koeman is ready to change his tactics in a bid to improve Barcelona's results

Ronald Koeman is ready to change his tactics in a bid to improve Barcelona’s results

Barcelona have struggled for form under Koeman's leadership so far this season

Barcelona have struggled for form under Koeman’s leadership so far this season

It is believed the former Everton boss has drawn up a masterplan he trusts will revive Barca’s fortunes both domestically and in Europe which involves switching formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3.

Koeman is also considering giving important roles to Coutinho, Pedri and Francisco Trincao. 

Barcelona didn’t have a pre-season due to their run to last season’s Champions League quarter finals – the Catalans were humiliated 8-2 by eventual winners Bayern Munich which led to former manager Quique Setien being sacked and being replaced by the Dutchman.

It is believed Phillipe Coutinho could now play a prominent role in the new formation at Barca

It is believed Phillipe Coutinho could now play a prominent role in the new formation at Barca

The new Spanish season started just a month later in September and that left the new Barca boss with little time to implement his ideas and build relationships with players. 

Koeman has given opportunities to those he feels have merited them whist being mindful of the need to build a settled starting XI.

After a rocky start, he is ready to change the ways of doing things and will attempt to get Barcelona back to winning ways in LaLiga when they host Levante on Sunday night. 

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