In an interview with Algemeen Dagblad, Ronald Koeman spoke about his discussion with the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta.
A few days ago, the Catalan sports press had announced a possible extension of Ronald Koeman’s contract under conditions. The Batavian technician had to agree to give more playing time to Samuel Umtiti and Riqui Puig in order to initial a new lease at Barcelona. Leaks that clearly do not have more to the former coach of Netherlands who insists on not having management interference in his work.
« Two and a half weeks ago, we (editor’s note with Laporta) had a conversation about a new contract… A day later, the newspapers declared: “Koeman can get a new contract under three conditions”. So I said: it’s not possible, confided the Dutch technician. I need to be able to control “how” we play and “who” I line up. »
Having expressed his dissatisfaction internally, Ronald Koeman finally won his case with the key to a media release of Joan Laporta in his direction. ” Then the President made an appearance on Monday with this TV interview, and that was good, he said. Last Monday, he said on a TV show that he trusted me. This is a good thing. Prior to that, there were two times when things came out in the press that did not indicate support for the coach. It bothered me. »
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