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Job Security: Koeman on the brink as Barca lose again

The Blaugrana are currently a remarkable 12 points adrift of Real Sociedad at the top of La Liga

 
9:40am on Monday 23rd November 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Barcelona are a club in crisis after losing yet another La Liga game at the weekend, this time against title rivals Atletico Madrid.

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VERY INSECURE: Ronald Koeman (Barcelona)

Ronald Koeman is arguably benefitting from the fact that Barcelona are in so much turmoil off the pitch due to presidential elections to replace the exiled Josep Maria Bartomeu.

If a competent president was in charge, he would likely have already lost his job as Barca boss.

At the weekend, they lost again, with Atletico Madrid winning 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.

They are now an incredible 12 points off the pace in the title race, with Real Sociedad currently leading the table.

They simply look completely bereft of any tactical plan, especially away from home, and even Lionel Messi doesn't look capable of pulling them out of this funk.

SLIGHTLY INSECURE: Antonio Conte (Inter)

Inter were on the cusp of a damaging defeat at the weekend as they went 2-0 down against Torino, but managed to rally to win 4-2.

If they had lost, it would have raised major questions over Antonio Conte's performance this season.

City rivals Milan continue to steal all the plaudits at the top of the table.

SLIGHTLY INSECURE: Thomas Tuchel (PSG)

Any poor result at the moment piles significant pressure on to the shoulders of Thomas Tuchel, with Leonardo waiting in the wings for an excuse to remove the German from his position.

Tuchel would accuse his players of a "catastrophic" second half at the weekend as they surrendered a two-goal first-half lead to lose 3-2 away at Monaco.

He'll probably leave, it's just a matter of whether it is mid-season or in the summer.

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