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Miralem Pjanić Makes A Cheeky Dig At Ronald Koeman After Barcelona Departure

James Hilsum

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Miralem Pjanić Makes A Cheeky Dig At Ronald Koeman After Barcelona Departure

Miralem Pjanić has made a cheeky dig at Ronald Koeman after the Dutchman was sacked as Barcelona head coach yesterday.

Pjanić posted a quote on his Instagram story which said: "Known when to let that s*** go." This is more than likely directed at Koeman, who exiled the midfielder out on loan to Besiktas a year after arriving at the Camp Nou.

Miralem Pjanić's Instagram story post.
Miralem Pjanić's Instagram story post.

The Bosnian made 30 appearances in all competitions for the Catalan club last season, but failed to find the net or register an assist in that time.

There appeared to be friction between the pair, with Pjanic explaining how Koeman failed to offer him any feedback on his performances or how he could improve going forward.

"I still don't know exactly what Koeman wanted. He didn't try to explain things to me or to try to find a solution" he said in quotes from Marca, published by

"It was me who was going to ask him what he wanted from me, whether I am doing bad or good and to see if he could put me in the team quicker.

"In a season, you need 17-18 players to win titles. But for him, he didn't say if there were any problems with my game, he didn't give me answers."

PA: Miralem Pjanić in action for Besiktas.
PA: Miralem Pjanić in action for Besiktas.

The 31-year-old is yet to get off the mark for Besiktas this season, but has registered two assists in Besiktas' Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon respectively.

He has also been handed four starts in the Turkish Süper Lig, and claimed two assists in the matches against Yeni Malatyaspor and Adana Demirspor.

Pjanic's loan with the Istanbul club comes to an end in June, and it will be interesting to see if he forces his way back into the Barcelona squad after Koeman's departure.

Topics: Barcelona, Besiktas, Ronald Koeman

James Hilsum
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