Ronald Koeman he is still Barcelona coach … at least for now. Joan Laporta and the coach have had a meeting on the plane back to Barcelona in which cordiality has reigned between both parties and a conclusion has been drawn: the Dutchman continues although he is hanging by a thread. He will lead the team against Levante (he will not be able to sit on the bench due to a penalty) but his continuity after the clash is not certain.
After a new setback against Cádiz, everything indicated that the dismissal of Ronald Koeman It was imminent but the proximity of the match against Levante and the good image of the team with one less player have led to Joan Laporta to make an immediate decision. Both the board of directors and the players have already turned their backs on the coach but the agony continues for a few more days. At least until a replacement is found and a way to finance a settlement of around ten million euros.
As we already reported in OKDIARY a few days ago, the hard core of the dressing room Barcelona is not with Ronald Koeman. Mainly after his scared at a press conference where he lowered the bar of the expectations of the culé team and that did not fall well in the squad. For this reason, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto threw a couple of darts at the Dutchman at the conclusion of the match against Cádiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla. «I have not seen the Barcelona shirt to be fourth in the League», announced the second captain of Barcelona, launching a message that went directly to the coach.
Despite all the fire generated in the last days after the statement issued by Ronald KoemanBy mid-afternoon this Friday the waters are calm in Barcelona and Joan Laporta wanted the coach to be cordial on the flight back to Barcelona. From this meeting, in which there have been no reproaches and yes ways to find solutions, it is extracted that Ronald Koeman will continue to be the coach of the culé team … at least until next Sunday.
As an entertainment author with over 7 years of experience, I bring a diverse background to my writing. I have a proven track record in the journalism industry. My expertise extends beyond writing, as I have experience producing video content for websites and social media platforms, offering a well-rounded perspective on the entertainment world