Barça has already told Koeman that he is looking for a replacement


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The future of Ronald Koeman It is a mystery and the direction that Barcelona is taking emanates a certain aroma of improvisation, according to the latest information that has come out in this regard. While Rob Jansen, agent of the coach, assured in different media that “I have good feelings and I think it will continue”, TV3 slipped a totally different outcome. According to the Catalan entity, Joan Laporta, during the half hour that yesterday’s meeting lasted, told the Dutch that they were looking for a replacement and requested an extension of fifteen days to advance in the negotiations that he keeps open with the coaches who could occupy his position. At the same time, he explained that if these conversations did not bear fruit, he would continue to lead the Barça squad next season.

Koeman, who was accompanied by his agent, Rob Jansen, heard the Laporta opinions. He was aware that the club is trying to buy time to find him a replacement on the bench but he also felt that there was no clear candidate who could replace him. The names that sound the most and that had the most option have been falling. It is the case of Hansi Flick, who has confirmed his position as Germany coach; Julian Nagelsmann, which Bayern Munich or Jurgen have committed Klopp who plans to continue at Liverpool, just like Arteta at the Arsenal. Neither will it come Pep Guardiola, that Barcelona could not tempt with a better sporting or economic project than the one they have in the City. Y Xavi Hernandez It is considered as an option for the future, since Laporta prefers that he first have an experience training the subsidiary, as Guardiola and Luis Enrique did at the time.

In any case, Koeman has no intention of forgiving the remaining contract year and, defended by the sports management, has begun to prepare for the next season with a plan that includes different positions to be reinforced and a list of new and low. Compensating you would mean having to pay you 7.5 million euros. After the last game he already revealed all the shortcomings of a squad that “does not arrive to win a double”, while denouncing having felt ignored by the club. Despite everything, in some Dutch media there is the possibility that he will end up renewing and extending his contract for another season.

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