Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is in the middle of a new contract or leaving the club. And it is speculated that if Koeman does not sign a new contract with Barcelona before the end of the season he will be paid handsomely. The Dutch manager has been under intense scrutiny both during the summer and early in the season.
Koeman is forced to answer questions about his future once more following a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the first Champions League match of the season. On the other hand, the Dutchman appears unconcerned, which is understandable.
Koeman may wish to remain Barcelona’s manager in the long term, but even if he does leave, he will be rewarded handsomely. There is a clause in Koeman’s contract that requires Barcelona to pay him €6 million if his contract is not extended for another two years according to ESport3, Diario AS claims football news.
The clause, according to the report, is a sort of compensation for Koeman having to pay the Dutch football association (KNVB) out of his own pocket to activate his release prior to taking over at Barcelona in August of last year.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has commented on a 1-1 draw with Granada in the La Liga fifth round. In the previous football match, Barcelona saved a draw against Granada, thanks to Ronald Araujo. “Before the game you think about winning, especially at home. Our start made it difficult as we played with a team that wasted time from minute 2,” the Dutchman stated, Mundo Deportivo reports.
“I want to highlight the energy our squad invested to get a point. We wanted more, of course, but it was complicated after the bad start. We equalized at a time when the team was doing well. It’s a pity we equalized late. Araujo is a great professional. He has a great attitude. He shows, like all the players, that we have put in a lot of energy. This is the right attitude. For the team it’s good to play three days later to be able to recover the dynamic”.