Ronald de Boer expects Barcelona chairman Joan Laporta to stay committed and give him time to work with Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.
Former Barcelona player Ronald de Boer has defended the pressure on Ronald Koeman to be sacked at any time. It looked as though the compatriot. It was being insulted and urged the club to allow the 58-year-old to continue his work, he told radio station Cadena Ser on Wednesday.
Koeman has made a good start as Barca coach after leading the team to last season’s Copa del Rey win. Despite being eliminated from the last 16 of the Champions League and entering only 3rd place in La Liga, the Dutch coach has yet to be recognized by Barcelona fans as he should have been.
Ronald de Boer expects Barcelona give Koeman time to work
The 58-year-old coach also faces an increasingly difficult task. This includes the uncertain relationship with the club’s chairman Joan Laporta. The departure of superstar Lionel Messi and the loss of the club due to the club’s financial problems. This resulted in a substandard performance in both a 0-3 defeat against Bayern Munich and a disappointing 1-1 draw with Granada.
It was reported that Azul Grana were looking for Koeman, with the mention of Xavi Hernandez, a former Barcelona midfielder who works as Al-Sadd’s current trainer. Including Belgium’s Spanish national team coach Roberto Martinez, but De Boer viewed it as an insult to Koeman. And He urged the club to stick to and give the 58-year-old more time to work.
‘Barcelona have to stay with Koeman. I have a feeling he is a very good trainer and a person at the heart of Barca.
When asked if Kooman was being insulted? De Boer immediately replied: ‘I think so. The media must continue to work. People at home have their own opinions. It’s hard right now and this is a trainer’s way of life. Hopefully the chairman will have a clear mind.’