Barcelona has finally given an update on the future of Ronald Koeman with them. The club made it clear that they are not sacking the manager. According to them, they said the manager would remain in charge of Barcelona. This conclusion was reached after “very frank and straight” conversations, says club president Joan Laporta.
Ronaldo Koeman To Remain in Barcelona
According to reports, Ronald Koeman is under contract until the end of next season, but his position was under threat. But Barcelona president Laporta said the club has decided to allow the Dutchman to continue with them. The club appointed a former Barcelona player Jordi Cruyff to help in the club’s decision-making to help Ronald Koeman.
Jordi Cruyff was appointed to help advise the club on football matters which is a “strategic role” in the club. The 47-year-old played for Barca between 1994 and 1996 and will leave his post as manager at Chinese Super League club Shenzhen FC to take up the position.
58-year-old Koeman won the Copa del Rey trophy but could not win the league. They, however, made it to the Uefa Champions League position as they finished in the third-place position. Barca president Laporta said, “very frank and straight conversations.” He also said: had taken place and added: “We think it’s the best for Barca, and we are very happy to be able to announce today that Ronald Koeman is staying.”