The uncertainty regarding Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is set to finally end, as the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Dutchman will stay at Barcelona for at least one more season. President Joan Laporta has officially decided to back the coach for one more campaign.
Koeman’s agents have been highly optimistic regarding his continuity for over a week, ever since the first meeting between Koeman, his entourage and the club representatives. Laporta also announced during the signing of Eric Garcia, that the manager is closer to staying than leaving.
This affirms the reports from the Spanish media today, that stated Koeman’s continuity at Barcelona is imminent. Now all that is left is the official club announcement, which should be out soon along with further details.
Reports also suggest that the 58-year old’s contract will have altered terms. His salary will supposedly be reduced, but with the completion of certain objectives, there will be bonuses. These will, of course, depend on the trophies he wins in the upcoming campaign.
The recent transfer business from Barcelona has also been a step in the right direction according to Koeman, as the awaiting deals for Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum will bring two players that he has desired for a long time to the Camp Nou.