Barcelona has fired Ronald Koeman as manager following their 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano.

Barcelona will open talks with Xavi Hernandez on Friday regarding the vacancy as he is their first choice. 

An interim coach is set to take charge of the next three games against Alaves, Dynamo Kiev and Celta Vigo.

Koeman has long been in danger of being fired as Barcelona is currently in ninth place in La Liga.