Joan Laporta Warns Ronald Koeman That He Isn’t Afraid To ‘Make Decisions’ Amid Rumors

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Barcelona president warned manager Ronald Koeman that he isn't afraid to "make decisions" if the club continues it's current slide

Are Ronald Koeman’s days numbered as Barcelona’s manager?

Earlier in the week, Koeman turned some heads when he used a press conference to read a prepared statement on why fans should be patient, before walking off without answering any questions.

On Thursday, Barca president, Joan Laporta, insisted that the club is “behind” Ronald Koeman. But he also said that he won’t be afraid to “make decisions”.

“We are responsible for managing the club,” Laporta has told El Chiringuito. “We have more information when it comes to making decisions and we have to consider everything much more.

“It is not a problem for us to make decisions of any kind, and if we have to take them at a certain time, we will take them, [either if they are] economic, sporting or social.

“We are behind the coach. [Koeman] is the coach of Barcelona’s first team and what we want is for things to go well for him.

“The coaches, not only Koeman, depend a lot on their results and in the case of Barcelona, [they are judged] every game. But Koeman is our coach and we are behind him now.”


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In their first year without Lionel Messi, Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona team suffered from a recent 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League that further proved how far behind they are from Europe’s elite team.

For the Camp Nou faithful, that realization is considered unacceptable. And it’s only a matter of time before the Barca fans are calling on Jon Laporta to make some ‘decisions’ about Ronald Koeman.


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