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He FC Barcelona resort to Ronald Koeman to refloat a very touched team who has signed a blank season and comes from suffering a historical ridicule against Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The club seeks a hit of effect with the Dutchman, considered a legend by the Catalans.
The president already tried to take advantage of this trick Josep Maria Bartomeu when he groped Xavi to replace Ernesto Valverde. However, the “no” of the former Barca midfielder made the board focus its efforts on another former player like Koeman, who also rang for the position at the time.
Koeman’s seriousness is as well known as his bet on offensive football, something that Barcelona has always liked. The technician comes from revolutionizing the national team of his country, downcast since his participation in the World Cup in Brazil.
At Barça they consider that Koeman’s ability to command, whose pulse has not trembled when he had to make tough decisions, as seen in its complicated stage in the Valencia, in which he won a Copa del Rey.
It is also appreciated that Koeman knows perfectly the club in which played five seasons, between 1989 and 1995, and in which it became the hero of the first Champions conquered by Barcelona.
Besides, also know the requirement that exists in FC Barcelona and the responsibility that comes with directing the Barça ship.
Koeman, who at the beginning of June rejected any possibility of training Barcelona because he wanted to keep his word and lead his team in the postponed Euro 2020, is seen with the strength to face this great challenge, despite the heart scare that forced him to undergo surgery at the beginning of May.