Barcelona chairman Joan Laporta has explained why Ronald Koeman is still in charge of the team (football news). Despite all the football transfers’ rumors over his dismissal and the squad’s recent results, Laporta has retained Koeman this season. Laporta on Koeman – ‘He deserves to be trusted’.
Initially, just recently, reports came out that Barcelona president and chairman Joan Laporta had put conditions on manager Ronald Koeman. He set certain targets that his head coach had to fulfill before getting a contract extension.
But, later, Laporta pulled a reversal by announcing that Koeman was safe in his role for now.
“All the Cules, including Koeman himself, were disappointed with the team’s situation,” Laporta told RAC1, Diario Sport reports.
The Barca president and chairman went on: “The president has to analyze the situation and find solutions. And I, after listening to the people I trust, came to the conclusion that I had to act as I did with Rijkaard.”
Said Laporta on Koeman: “He deserves to be trusted. Firstly, because he is a Cule who loves Barça. Talking to him you can feel it.
“Secondly, it is important to point out that he is a Barça legend. Moreover, he came in a situation of sporting and institutional crisis.I needed to know if he trusted this team. ‘Of course’ – he replied. ‘But I need to get the injured players back’.”
“I saw a man who wanted to continue,” Laporta said.