Barcelona, Spain, May 21 (EFE).- Barça manager Ronald Koeman criticized the club’s board for its lack of transparency concerning his continuation as the team’s head coach.
“In the latter part of the season I have felt a lack of confidence from the club,” said Koeman during a press conference. “We have not yet discussed the future. I don’t know if I will continue.”
“If we don’t win and the club believes it needs a new coach, that’s fine, but you have to communicate with me,” he added.
The Dutch coach announced he will go over the issue with Barça president Joan Laporta after the end of the league, which the Catalan team has no chance of winning considering its current placement on the board.
“Ever since the first day I’ve said I want to keep going, fulfill my contract, but the president has the last word,” he said.
Koeman said he understands the doubts, due to underwhelming results, and that “in a club like Barça, despite changes, you have to win.”
He did show pride in having won the Copa del Rey and fought for a LaLiga title until late in the season.
“Back in August, we would have all been happy to know we would have a season like this. It wasn’t a bad season, if you keep in mind all the circumstances we had against us.”
Koeman praised the “immense efforts” of Leo Messi, Pedri and Frenkie de Jong throughout the season.
In fact, the Argentine attacker and the Spanish midfielder have been allowed an early vacation and they will not be present against Eibar, as they prepare to compete with their national teams. EFE