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Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly facing the sack if he is unable to lead the club to the LaLiga title this season.
Tea train Dutch chef won the Copa del Rey during his first full season in charge at the Nou Camp. However, Barca lost to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish title race and were beaten by PSG in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Despite his struggles, club president Joan Laporta held on to Koeman as he takes on his second year in charge.
Koeman may even get a new deal if certain goals are achieved during this period. And according to Cadena SER if he does not win the Spanish title, his time in Catalonia will be over.
The 58-year-old has guided the club to two wins and a draw from three matches so far this season. He won 37 of his 57 responsible matches in all competitions last campaign.
The report concludes by stating that if Koeman earns a new contract, it will only be for one more season.
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Moriba blows Barca after exit
Meanwhile, midfield star Ilaix Moriba has criticized Barcelona after leaving the Spanish giants to join RB Leipzig.
The 18-year-old was taken to Germany for an initial £ 13million, which could rise to £ 19m if certain conditions are met. He is a product of Barcelona’s famous La Masia Academy, which has produced legends such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
However, rumors of an exit from Camp Nou arose earlier this year due to a contract dispute. Moriba was not willing to sign a contract extension, which angered Barcelona bosses.
Club president Joan Laporta revealed the news at a press conference: “We do not want players who do not want to renew, it leaves a very bad taste.”
Moriba was subsequently dropped from both the senior side and the B team, forcing him to train alone. Blaugrana insisted he would not be played unless he agreed to a new deal.
The Guinea-born wonderkid has now defended himself while also condemning his former team.
“The last few months have been the hardest in my life,” Moriba said (via Goal). “We [my family] have received insulting messages, but we have been able to get over it to be here today.
“I do not deserve these messages. The [people at the club] have said many things that are not true and we have had to be tight because of the respect we have for Barcelona. The things they have said in the press have not been reasonable. ”