Coach Ronald Koeman, who arrived in Barcelona less than a year ago, will remain in charge of the team next season. The promise would have been made by the club’s new president, Joan Laporta, to the coach himself, in a meeting held this Tuesday at the Camp Nou. The information is from the Catalan channel “TV3”.
According to the vehicle, Koeman’s work is viewed with good eyes by Laporta, who had been having informal conversations with the coach since he was elected to the position, which he held between 2003 and 2009. The stay for 2021/22, however, would have been formalized at a meeting this Tuesday, in which the new football director, Mateu Alemany, and technical secretary Ramon Planes participated.
The new president’s vote of confidence comes at the best moment of Koeman’s work at the helm of Barcelona. After a bad start to the season and in the middle of the elimination for PSG in the knockout rounds of the Champions League, Barça has recovered in the Spanish Championship and today is four points behind leaders Atlético de Madrid. In addition, he qualified for the final of the King’s Cup, with a great turnaround on Sevilla.