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Ronald Koeman to remain as Barcelona boss for 2021-22 season, Joan Laporta confirms

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will continue in his position as head coach for the 2021-22 season. Koeman has just completed his first full campaign in charge at Camp Nou, having initially been drafted in to succeed Quique Setien in the dugout last summer, and managed to deliver silverware in the form of the club's 31st Copa del Rey title.
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Joan Laporta confirms Ronald Koeman will STAY as Barcelona boss next season with Dutchman offered a lifeline after a poor first season in the Nou Camp hotseat

Joan Laporta has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona boss for the 2021-22 campaign with Dutchman offered a lifeline following poor debut campaign in the hotseat. Former Everton and Southampton boss took over from Quique Setien last summer following their embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the...

Joan Laporta announces that Ronald Koeman will continue at Barcelona

Joan Laporta has announced that Ronald Koeman will continue as Barcelona coach for the 2021/22 season according to Mundo Deportivo, fulfilling the deal the Dutchman made last summer with the Blaugrana and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The decision comes after a period of reflection by Laporta on the direction the club was going in.

Joan Laporta 'forcing' Ronald Koeman to change formation & management style

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is believed to have told manager Ronald Koeman that the Dutchman must change the way he sets his team up if he wants to avoid being sacked. After weeks of flirting with other candidates, Laporta has finally committed to Koeman - who has even agreed to a pay cut just to ensure he gets to stay at Camp Nou for at least one more year.

Joan Laporta confirms Ronald Koeman will remain Barcelona manager

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed Ronald Koeman will not be sacked this summer despite months of speculation suggesting the club were on the hunt for a new boss. The Dutchman has endured a difficult first season at the helm of the club he represented as a player between 1989 and 1995.

Joan Laporta: Aguero is the first of a series of signings for Barcelona

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was full of praise for new signing Sergio Aguero at the Argentine’s unveiling at the club on Monday. Laporta welcomed the striker to the Camp Nou and went on to explain why the Catalan giants had been so keen to bring Aguero to the club. “Welcome...
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Spanish football evening headlines: Aguero wants Messi to stay at Barcelona, Man City want Sergio Ramos and Joan Laporta confirms Ronald Koeman talks

New Barcelona signing Sergio Aguero is confident Lionel Messi will extend his Camp Nou stay this summer. Despite the huge media attention surrounding his arrival in Catalonia, the former Manchester City star confirmed he believes Messi will extend his stay at the club. Manchester City tracking Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.
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Ronald Koeman tells Barcelona fans 'don't believe anything you hear' after Joan Laporta claimed the Dutchman was treated in hospital for an anxiety attack... as his agent slams the president for a 'violation of privacy'

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has played down fears he suffered an anxiety this week after going into hospital for a routine check-up. President Joan Laporta, who is in the process of holding talks with the Dutchman about his future at the Nou Camp, claimed the coach suffered an 'episode', but his agent insisted the comments were 'total nonsense'.

Joan Laporta: 'The new contract with Messi is going well, but it's not done'

"The new contract with Messi is going well, but it's not done." Those are the words that president Joan Laporta used to describe the current state of affairs with the Argentine star. "We have to keep working on it but the relationship is a really good one and Messi loves Barça. We get the impression, all of us, that we are getting everything we need to ready so that Messi stays at Barça."

Ronald Koeman's future as Barcelona manager still unclear as president Joan Laporta says they will meet for more showdown talks next week... as he remains cagey on whether he wants to bring Pep Guardiola back but offers positive Lionel Messi update

Ronald Koeman's future as Barcelona manager remains up in the air after president Joan Laporta said the pair will discuss the situation again next week. There has been speculation that Laporta, who returned to the presidency in March, wishes to dispense with the Dutch manager and appoint someone else. It...
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona star ‘deserves much more’ money than club can offer, admits president Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta has said Lionel Messi “deserves much more” money than Barcelona can offer, but the new club president has insisted that the captain “would like to stay”.Messi joined Barca’s academy in 2000 and has been with the La Liga side ever since, with many fans believing for a long time that the forward would retire at the club.That perception changed in August, however, when the Argentina international informed Barcelona of his desire to leave amid a turbulent time for the club both on and off the pitch.Messi ultimately elected to stay, but negotiating a new contract for the 33-year-old...

Ronald Koeman, Joan Laporta in Barcelona showdown talks over future

Ronald Koeman met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta at the club's Camp Nou offices on Tuesday to decide whether he remains in charge of the club next season. Koeman, accompanied by his agent, Rob Jansen, met with Laporta, vice president Rafael Yuste and director of football Mateu Alemany for just over 30 minutes.
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Barcelona president Joan Laporta says ‘a cycle has ended’ as LaLiga club prepare for Lionel Messi decision

Joan Laporta says it’s time for analysis ahead of a rebuild, as Barcelona get to grips with a dismal campaign and the need to generate funds.Despite winning the Copa del Rey this season, they have fallen off the pace in the title race for LaLiga over the final weeks and were easily beaten in the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain.Allied to that, Laporta was elected mid-season with the finances of the club in ruin - all before the farcical two-day existence of the European Super League took place, with Barca as one of those seen as pushing it most.Laporta says...