The Barcelona board ‘will meet TODAY to confirm that Ronald Koeman will remain at Nou Camp for another season’…
- Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman doubts his future in Nou Camp
- But the Dutchman will probably get another year to prove his worth
- In the absence of alternatives, the board is reportedly set to confirm its position today
- Spanish media claim he can win another year if he leads the club to victory
According to Spanish media, the under-fired Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman will be confirmed as the club’s manager for another season at a board meeting today.
The Dutchman is nervously waiting to determine whether he will take charge for the 2021-22 season, after a disappointing first year in which the team slipped out of the LaLiga title talk and were dumped from the Champions League.
President Joan Laporta had reportedly taken two weeks to look for possible replacements, but in the absence of suitable alternatives, “everything points” to Koeman getting another chance to restore glory to Barca, the spokesman said. Sports world.
Ronald Koeman to be confirmed as Barça boss for next season today after President Joan Laporta (R) holds board meeting
‘Everything indicates that he will continue’ for the 21-22 campaign, Spanish media report
The front page of the Spanish outlet reads “Koeman is imminent,” and claims the board will hold a meeting Thursday to confirm his job is safe.
His current contract expires next summer, but Koeman will have the option of extending that contract for another year if he secures silverware.
The former Everton and Holland coach won the Copa Del Rey to ensure the club didn’t end the season empty-handed, but the leaders are desperate to regain the league crown after two years without.
The under fire boss has been in talks with Barcelona chiefs in recent weeks weken
Mundo Deportivo reads: ‘Koeman is near’ ahead of Barca board meeting
Koeman is already making plans for next season after meeting vice president Rafa Yuste and football director Mateu Alemany, the report said, which was held “in good harmony”.
The fact that Laporta was not present at those talks was a good sign for Koeman, it adds – with the trio laying out a roadmap for next season.
Laporta has pretty much confirmed Koeman will stay put, admitting this week that he felt “comfortable” with him and said talks were going “very well”.
“I feel very comfortable with him and I hope he does too. There were just a few points I wanted to clarify and we are working on that. The conversations are going very well.
‘There is a very fluid communication. It won’t be long before you find out and I think this period of reflection was good.
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“With Koeman, this is going to improve and both the team and the criteria so that what happened last season doesn’t happen to us.”
Barcelona have had a busy week in addition to talks with Koeman as they showed their ambitions by making a large number of signings.
They signed a third player in as many days with the arrival of Real Betis star Emerson Royal, following the free transfers of Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia.
With the club struggling financially due to the crippling Covid pandemic, they are looking for bargains. Lyon’s Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum, whose contracts also expire, could be next.