Koeman: Thanks to me, Barcelona now has a future
Ronaldo Koeman has said that Barcelona has a future now only thanks to him. As a response to the statements of the club president Joan Laporta that the Dutch coach must meet certain conditions to deserve to continue his stay at Camp Nou.
Koeman’s future as Barca coach is uncertain. And his current deal expires at the end of this season.
But he is confident he will stay on the Barcelona bench. Citing improved relations with Laporta and, as he says, the good work he has done with the team.
“My relationship with Laporta has improved. But last week something happened that I believe is not right.” he told NOS.
“He was implying that the coach does not have all the power. He talked a lot and was not wise on two occasions. This can be done privately. I like it when presidents get involved and ask questions. But that should not happen in the media. That was the problem. “he added.
The coach acknowledged that his desire is to continue to coach Barcelona after 2022.
“I am just happy to be here. I’m having a good time. Thanks to me, this club has a future.”, underlined the coach.
Furthermore, he was named Barca coach in the summer of 2020 and finished third in La Liga in his first year on the bench.
Moreover, he won a trophy during his first season at the club. The 2021 King’s Cup, defeating Athletic Bilbao 4: 0.