The Dutchman will be given the chance to see out his contract at Camp Nou, despite a mixed first year at the helm
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will continue in his position as head coach for the 2021-22 season.
Koeman has just completed his first full campaign in charge at Camp Nou, having initially been drafted in to succeed Quique Setien in the dugout last summer, and managed to deliver silverware in the form of the club’s 31st Copa del Rey title.
Unfortunately, Barca fell woefully short in both La Liga and the Champions League, leading to question marks over the Dutchman’s future, but he has now been given a vote of confidence by Laporta.
What’s been said?
Koeman has had to deal with rumours suggesting that Blaugrana legend Xavi was being lined up to replace him in recent weeks, but the club president has now vowed to let the 58-year-old see out his contract through to June 2022.
“We will give continuity to the current contract that Ronald Koeman has,” Laporta said in a statement on Thursday.
“We are very satisfied because the talks have resulted in a unity of criteria for what has to be done during the season.”
More to follow.