Ronald Koeman to be Barcelona’s new supervisor Messi to remain

Ronald Koeman to be Barcelona’s new supervisor Messi to remain

Ronald Koeman is ready to change into the brand new Barcelona coach and can rely on Lionel Messi as “the pillar” of his new mission, membership president Josep Bartomeu stated on Tuesday.

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Bartomeu stated in an interview with Barca TV that negotiations with the Dutchman are superior however {that a} deal had but to be signed.

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“If there isn’t a change then we are going to announce Koeman as our subsequent coach, and he’ll lead this team and these gamers ahead with a unique sort of mission, led by a coach who all Barca followers know,” Bartomeu stated.

The announcement comes 4 days after the team’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarterfinals.

Bartomeu additionally addressed the way forward for star ahead Messi, who minimize a pissed off determine within the loss to the Germans.

“Messi desires to finish his profession at Barca, he has stated that many instances. I’ve spoken to Koeman about him and he has advised me Messi would be the pillar of his mission,” Bartomeu stated.

“Messi has a contract with Barca till 2021. I converse to him and his father recurrently, and so they know that now we have a strong mission, {that a} new coach is coming and that he’ll rely on him.”

Together with Messi, Bartomeu additionally stated quite a few different gamers aren’t on the market this summer time.



Steve Nicol says Ronald Koeman is a wise alternative for Quique Setien as Barcelona’s supervisor.

“Messi is the very best participant ever and isn’t on the market,” the president added. “However there are others who will not be offered, a few of the youthful gamers. [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen, [Clement] Lenglet, [Frenkie] de Jong, [Nelson] Semedo, [Ousmane] Dembele and [Antoine] Griezmann.”

Nevertheless, Bartomeu omitted quite a few the membership’s longest-serving payers from that record — together with Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez — and he says it is time for a few of them to maneuver on.

“We’re speaking a few technology of gamers which have received every little thing,” he stated. “I congratulate them for that however now it is time to say an honourable farewell to a few of them.

“We are going to converse with them first out of respect. They’ve been legends in order that they should go in the fitting means, however there are conversations that must occur.”

Koeman, in collaboration with Bartomeu and new technical director Ramon Planes, who changed the outgoing Eric Abidal on Tuesday, shall be concerned within the overhaul of the enjoying employees.

Koeman’s imminent arrival would be the third part of a restructuring of the membership that started with Quique Setien’s sacking on Monday and continued on Tuesday as Abidal agreed to terminate his contract.

As a participant, Koeman helped Barcelona clinch its first European title by scoring an extra-time winner in a last practically twenty years in the past, and now the previous defender is ready to return to attempt to raise the membership from its present disaster.

The 57-year-old Koeman had been in command of the Dutch nationwide team since 2018 and had a contract that may finish after the 2022 World Cup.

Data from Football4cast correspondents Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens, The Related Press and Reuters was used on this report.

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