Mon. May 16th, 2022

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While Messi has moved on, there is plenty of speculation to suggest that Barca boss Ronald Koeman could be next to head through the exits.

The Blaugrana are being linked with various alternatives to fill a prominent coaching post, including Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and former fan favourite Xavi, but Laporta insists no sack call has been made.

He said: “The decision is that Koeman continues. He is a cule like us. He wants Barca to do well. He has a valid contract and he has to be respected. I am happy with the decision.

“With Xavi I speak frequently because we are friends. Also with Pep [Guardiola]. I like to know what they think because they know more than me.

“The coach we have is Koeman. We are proud to have him as a coach.

“People can think what they want. At no time have I ever said that it is not Koeman. I think he deserves the margin of confidence. It is a decision that is the best one. Our coach is Koeman.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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