LIGA - Koeman feels 'relieved' after being fired from FC Barcelona

29.10.2021 20:50 of E.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA - Koeman feels 'relieved' after being fired from FC Barcelona
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Ronald Koeman (58) feels relieved after his departure from FC Barcelona. The coach has not officially commented on his resignation from the Camp Nou, but knew that his resignation was imminent.

That is what Voetbal International journalist Martijn Krabbedam told in the TV program Veronica Inside. He spoke to Koeman briefly after his resignation from FC Barcelona and the coach indicated that he felt relieved that the impending resignation had now been confirmed. "Because he already knew he was going to be fired, ever since Joan Laporta came to Barcelona. He knew he was training in injury time," said Krabbedam about the contact he had with Koeman.

"He knew after the arrival of Laporta that it would have happened with every misstep. And then it took a long time," Krabbedam explained. Koeman allowed a lot of talent to break through in the first team, but knew in advance that he would 'no longer experience' the absolute top level of those players in his position as head coach. According to the journalist, it was also clear why the trainer himself did not resign earlier.

"He also had responsibility for Henrik Larsson and Alfred Schreuder." Outwardly, the relationship with Laporta was restored, but according to Krabbedam that was purely for the stage and in the background it was still water and fire between the two gentlemen. "It was a different Laporta than in his time of Frank Rijkaard."