Ronald Koeman’s tenure as Barcelona coach still has one year left. Even so, the fate of the Dutch tactician at Camp Nou has not been made clear until now.
Barcelona final appointed Koeman as a tactician at the start of the 2020/2021 season.
The former Ajax Amsterdam coach was given the task of improving the achievements of Lionel Messi et al, who failed to get any trophies in the previous season.
Koeman had difficulty carrying out his duties. Barcelona’s performance fluctuated at the start of the season so that it was unable to compete with other big teams. As a result, the Catalan club failed to win LaLiga and the Champions League.
Koeman was able to win the Copa del Rey and lead his troops to qualify for the Champions League next season.
When the season ends, his fate becomes a hot topic of conversation. Many reports say Barcelona will sack him and appoint a new tactician.
The rumors are getting bigger because Barcelona president Joan Laporta doesn’t say much about the fate of Koeman, who is also a club legend. He only emphasized that his performance on the sidelines is being evaluated.
“At Barca, there is no transition season. We respect the season that has just finished, and as we said to the coach, in the end, we will evaluate the decisions for the future, “said Laporta, quoted by Goal International.
“We have always acted with great respect for Koeman, a Wembley legend (Koeman scored the lone goal for Barcelona’s win over Sampdoria in the 1991-1992 Champions League final) and a professional who does his job,” he continued.
Laporta said that after the competition ended there would be a massive evaluation and prepare again for next season. He said he had arranged to meet each other next week, including with Koeman.
“He still has a contract and we are evaluating the season. We have a direct and clear relationship. He is a coach who is already here and has a contract. We are in conversation to tell what we want for next season, “said Laporta.
“In this conversation, everything is evaluated. From a professional point of view, the behavior, the character of Barcelona, it is done normally and are on the right track.
The first person who knows our decision is Ronald (Koeman) and we are approaching that point, “he concluded.