FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman faced the press on Wednesday to discuss his future with the club. According to him, the club’s president, Juan Laporta, has set a number of conditions that need to be met before his contract can be extended. The Dutchman’s current contract expires at the end of this season.
Just as it would be for any manager, and even more so for the manager of a club like Barcelona, President Queiman is expected to hand out trophies. This is expected, because any coach knows that his work depends on the results. However, Koeman has an extra complex task of chasing the silverware, which was formed with a squad that was more important than anything else with a pay cap. In other words, Komen was not able to freely choose the players he wanted to work with.
Lionel Messi had to leave because the club could not afford him, and many players were sold even though he had been able to contribute to the Commonwealth project. The most notable will be Antonio Griezmann, who is now making things even more difficult for Barcelona by providing his services to La Liga holders Atletico Madrid.
Lipporta orders the selection of players.
In addition to leaving with the players that he did not raise his hand, Quiman apparently needs to give extra minutes to Reiki Peugeot and Samuel Amti this season. Peugeot is clearly out of the manager’s favor, and Samuel Eto’o has spent most of his time recovering from an injury last season.
If Quinn had full control, both players would not have been involved, but now Lipporta is violating the manager’s duties. It remains to be seen whether Amity will return to the fitness level required for Barcelona to start. As far as Peugeot is concerned, Koeman may have to find a way to compromise with Lipporta.
Style of play
Finally, Barcelona is demanding the implementation of its own signature brand of attacking football. 4-3-3 Formation is preferred, but all this is required even though the manager had less options than he liked.
In fact, Cuomo has a mountain to climb, and Judgment Day will be bloody at the end of the season until he pulls off an extraordinary feat.