Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has affirmed that Ronald Koeman is the “ideally suited coach” for Barcelona.
The Dutchman’s future was shrouded in uncertainty for weeks after an underwhelming 2020-21 marketing campaign, however he’s confirmed to be staying on at Camp Nou for at the very least one other 12 months.
Guardiola burst onto the scene in Catalonia and loved a glittering four-year spell within the hotseat earlier than linking up with Bayern Munich, and the 50-year-old is satisfied that Koeman is the precise man for the job at Camp Nou.
Talking on the Legends Trophy in Mallorca, Guardiola mentioned: “He’s a pal of mine. Coaches are at all times in a weaker place when we don’t win, and a stronger one once we win.
“I’ve been at three completely different golf equipment, however nothing is akin to Barcelona or [Real] Madrid, the place the repercussions are a lot higher, the place all the pieces is harder to manage privately.
“I mentioned this with Ronald, we’re uncovered to this. If you don’t want this, don’t dedicate your self to it, however he’s robust and has plenty of expertise.
“He’s the best coach for subsequent season. I’m very blissful and [president Joan Laporta] is satisfied. It has been a tough yr for everybody, and Ronald deserves one other yr, with followers within the stadium. Moreover, the second years are at all times higher.”
Koeman led Barca to Copa del Rey glory throughout his first season in cost, however the Catalan giants completed third in La Liga and had been knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain within the final 16 of the Champions League.