PETITION TO JOAN LAPORTA
Several Barça executives have requested the dismissal of Ronald Koeman
Published:16/09/2021 - 18:45h
Updated:16/09/2021 - 22:05h
Alarms on at the FC Barcelona offices. The latest information has revealed that some members of the Board of Directors have called for the immediate dismissal of Koeman
The situation in the FC Barcelona is delicate after the last bathroom of reality of the Barcelona in front of the Bayern of Munich in the Champions League, that left to Ronald Koeman like the main signalled. Nevertheless, it informed immediately that the club continued trusting the work of the Dutch and that, thus, did not go to take a drastic decision, but yes went to increase the pressure and keep it 'watched' in the next three parties, that could be keys to define his future.
Now, it seems that the situation has given an importantísimo dump, or this is what has informed 'TV3' and later confirmed the newspaper 'ACE'. Of agreement to these informations, several members of the Managerial Board of the Barça, that chairs Joan Laporta, have gathered during the day of this Thursday and have asked the immediate dismissal of Ronald Koeman like trainer of the first team, but the 'presi' has not yielded to the requests and would keep to the Dutch, at least for the moment.
It fits to remember that the Board is conformed by Rafael Yuste, Maria Elena Fort, Ferran Olivé, Josep Maria Albert, Xavier Barbany, Miquel Camps, Alfons Castro, Josep Cubells, Antonio Escudero, Juli Guiu, Jordi Llauradó, Josep Ignasi Macià, Aureli But, Xavier Puig, Àngel Riudalbàs, Eduard Romeu, Joan Solé and Joan Soler. There is not a position in group, this is clear, but if they have pronounced the first voices that leave 'sentenced' to Koeman and on a tightrope.
Like this then , the information of the emisora Catalan is that the directors have given his opinion, but the power that have to take decisions is minimum or non-existent, and is Laporta the one who will have the last word. For elllo, the maximum mandator supports in his circle of confidence and those who have been the protagonists in the beginning of his work from the presidency: Rafa Yuste, Mateu Alemany and Ramón Plans. The vice-president and 'Jan' are those that are more against of the figure of Koeman, whereas the director of football and technical secretary think that it is "a lower evil" considering the panorama of the Barcelona entity.
Although Laporta does not have 100% confidence in him (and the 'sticks', leaks and all the rumours are the proof), the reality is that it is very complicated that the club can face up to him a dismissal in this point, because Koeman has agreement in force until the summer of 2022 and, to be sacked, the Barça would have to pay the compensation and find an immediate spare that, of agreement to 'ACE', does not exist in these moments.
Problems for Laporta
The distrust in the breast of the barcelonismo (inside and out of the offices of the Camp Nou) in Ronald Koeman is a big problem for Laporta and company, especially after all the 'sacrifices' in this summer. The club is distinguished and the 'presi' will carry all the 'sticks', probably, but little can do because for the moment there are not options to replace to the of Zaandam.
Jordi Cruyff, one of the options, has denied to assume the charge, especially because it does not want to suplir to some fellow personnel of his family. Sergi Barjuán, trainer of the filial, is another of the names that has sounded, but there is not sufficient confidence for 'entrust him' to the team in these situations. Xavi Hernández, finally, always has been an option... But no with the already begun season.