FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has made final decision on manager Ronald Koeman following the the shaky start to the season.
Barcelona's slow start to the season continued last weekend after a 2-0 loss at the hands of LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid just days after a 3-0 defeat to Benfica in the UEFA Champions League.
Despite reports claiming the the Catalan giants are looking at Xavi Hernandez and Roberto Martinez as possible replacements, Laporta claims Koeman will remain in charge.
“The decision is that Koeman continues. He is a cule like us. He wants Barca to do well. He has a valid contract and he has to be respected. I am happy with the decision," Laporta said, as per Goal.
“With Xavi I speak frequently because we are friends. Also with Pep [Guardiola]. I like to know what they think because they know more than me.
“The coach we have is Koeman. We are proud to have him as a coach.
“People can think what they want. At no time have I ever said that it is not Koeman. I think he deserves the margin of confidence. It is a decision that is the best one. Our coach is Koeman.”
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