Barcelona cant afford to sack Ronald Koeman

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Scroll through the gallery to see Barcelona in act
Scroll through the gallery to see Barcelona in action against Granada

With reports having suggested Barcelona were set for a managerial change, the reason that Ronald Koeman is still in charge of the LaLiga giants has seemingly been revealed. 

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Dutch coach was on the verge of being sacked after a difficult start to 2021/22 campaign with the Blaugrana. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Barcelona in action against Granada

However, the latest reports from Daily Mail state that the only thing standing in the way of Joan Laporta giving Koeman his marching orders are the Catalan giants' financial issues.  

Barcelona are believed to be unable to afford the compensation fee of £10 million (R202 million) to relieve him of his duties. The figure includes paying him out of his contract, as well as a fee that he paid to the Dutch Football Federation to be able to quit his former post in 2020. 

Read: Barca's 5-man list to replace Koeman?

The report goes on to claim that Laporta’s next chance to raise finances will happen on the 16th and 17th of October when the LaLiga giants hold their annual assembly where the president and the members agree on a new proposed budget. 

Another reason for the club’s woes are the inability to sell out their stadium with only 27 000 fans attending their league clash against Granada on Monday night despite Covid-19 regulations allowing for a 40 000 capacity. 

Here are the record goalscorers of the 15 most valuable clubs in the world today, including Barcelona's as per GiveMeSport

9. Tottenham Hotspur : Jimmy Greaves (266 goals)
9. Tottenham Hotspur : Jimmy Greaves (266 goals)
2. Paris Saint-Germain : Edinson Cavani (200 goals
2. Paris Saint-Germain : Edinson Cavani (200 goals)
11. Juventus : Alessandro Del Piero (290 goals)
11. Juventus : Alessandro Del Piero (290 goals)
4. Chelsea : Frank Lampard (211 goals)
4. Chelsea : Frank Lampard (211 goals)
10. Barcelona : Lionel Messi (672 goals)
10. Barcelona : Lionel Messi (672 goals)
5. Liverpool : Ian Rush (346 goals)
5. Liverpool : Ian Rush (346 goals)
7. Real Madrid : Cristiano Ronaldo (450 goals)
7. Real Madrid : Cristiano Ronaldo (450 goals)
8. Atletico Madrid : Luis Aragones (172 goals)
8. Atletico Madrid : Luis Aragones (172 goals)
15. Arsenal : Thierry Henry (228 goals)
15. Arsenal : Thierry Henry (228 goals)
1. Manchester City : Sergio Aguero (260 goals)
1. Manchester City : Sergio Aguero (260 goals)
13. Borussia Dortmund : Alfred Preissler (174 goal
13. Borussia Dortmund : Alfred Preissler (174 goals)
14. Leicester City : Arthur Chandler (273 goals)
14. Leicester City : Arthur Chandler (273 goals)
12. Inter Milan : Giuseppe Meazza (284 goals)
12. Inter Milan : Giuseppe Meazza (284 goals)
3. Manchester United : Wayne Rooney (253 goals)
3. Manchester United : Wayne Rooney (253 goals)
6. Bayern Munich : Gerd Muller (563 goals)
6. Bayern Munich : Gerd Muller (563 goals)