The president of the Blaugrana team affirmed that the Dutchman will take the reins of the team during the next season and referred to the unfavorable present of the institution.
Barcelona is going through a severe crisis, which caused several changes within the club. Among them, the output of Quique Setien as a coach, who would have as a replacement Ronald Koeman. The one who spoke about these resolutions was the president of the Culés: Josep Maria Bartomeu.
“If all goes well, Koeman will be Barcelona’s coach. We bet on him because of his experience, he was in the club’s Dream Team, he believes in our philosophy. Before the pandemic, in January, Ronald told us that he had a commitment to the Dutch selection for the European Championship “, said the boss in dialogue with the official website of the institution.
Referring to the bad present of the Catalan team, the leader said: “Quitting would have been the easiest thing. We have a sports crisis, it is not an institutional crisis. It is not a club crisis. It is just a sports crisis and we must fix it.”
Along the same lines, he referred to the departure of Eric Abidal as sports director: “Abidal has told us that he wanted to leave office. It is his personal decision and we must accept it. We have not wanted to resign, we wanted to do the planning of the next season. Not even advancing the elections. Marching would have been irresponsible. “
Finally, Bartomeu made it clear that there will be a renewal in the ranks of the club. “There are players who have already met and have to leave. So new players will arrive,” he concluded.
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