Part of Barca’s board would like Ronald Koeman to be replaced by another manager at the end of the season, regardless of the outcome of the championship, according to ESPN.
Barça is divided within it, between supporters of Ronald Koeman on one side, and his detractors on the other. The latter would have become known in recent weeks, the recent defeat against Granada and the draw against Atlético having contributed to increasing uncertainty around the ability of the Batavian coach to win big titles for this team, according to ESPN.
Three days before the end of the Spanish championship, Barça no longer has its destiny in its hands. He must win all his remaining matches and hope that the leaders, Atlético and Real Madrid, lose points.
However, regardless of what happens in that home stretch, whether or not it is victorious for Barca, some members of the board are said to be keen to start from scratch with a new coach this summer, according to reports. collected by ESPN.
Koeman: “The president showed me his confidence”
If Koeman’s supporters praise the courage of certain decisions taken in very difficult times for the club, others question the style of play advocated by the Dutch technician. For them, a national double (Barça won the Copa del Rey) would not change anything. The heavy defeats conceded in C1, in particular against Paris Saint-Germain (4-1 at Camp Nou), have left their mark.
Joan Laporta himself, who seemed to have decided in March for a renewal of his coach, under contract until 2022, would have been particularly irritated by the defeat (1-2) against Granada at the end of April. That day, Barça wasted a great opportunity to take the lead in the championship five days from the end. Asked about the lingering doubts surrounding his future in Catalonia, Ronald Koeman did not seem to be worried.
“From day one, the president showed me his confidence,” he said. And it is true that Laporta publicly supported him, before walling into silence. “It’s not something that should worry me, Koeman said. I signed for two years as a coach, and I see myself as a coach next year. We have agreed, with the president, to talk to each other. at the end of the season. The end of La Liga is more important than my future. “