Louis van Gaal: FC Barcelona always blame foreigners'


Former Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal has made a strong claim about the Blaugrana amid talks of head coach Ronald Koeman's potential dismissal. 

Netherlands national team boss Van Gaal has had two spells at the helm in Catalonia, having taken charge of the club from 1997 to 2000, and then again from 2002 to 2003. 

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see four Dutch tacticians who have managed Barca, including current boss Koeman

The Dutchman has never been one to mince his words, and the former Manchester United boss has now suggested that Barca are selective about who they choose as scapegoats. 

Van Gaal has shown his support for countrymen Koeman in the midst of the mounting pressure he faces following a string of poor results in LaLiga and in the UEFA Champions League.

"History is repeating itself," Van Gaal said during a Netherlands press conference when asked about the criticism Koeman is facing in Spain, per Marca. 

"These are typical things that happen at Barcelona. 

"When things go well and you make important contributions, like Frenkie de Jong has done these past couple of years, then there's nothing to worry about. 

"But, when things go badly, people at Barcelona always look at the foreigners. In this case, that's the coach. 

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"I'd advise him to not pay much attention to it all." 

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