Ronald Koeman, in the bench during the Barça-Granada


Koeman's future is uncertain, but he is 'saved' for now

Published:26/09/2021 - 19:38h

Updated:26/09/2021 - 19:39h

Ronald Koeman will continue, for the moment, in command of the FC Barcelona bench. The victory against Levante is a respite for the Dutch coach

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The victory of the FC Barcelona in front of the Raise does not cancel the crisis of the Barcelona group. Yes the 'brake', but does not delete it. The club lives a moment complicated to sportive level and Ronald Koeman is the main signalled in the middle of the storm. The crash in front of the Valencians was a proof of fire, after the managerial ratified the confidence, at least until this Sunday. The Barça (with two very Dutch goals) fulfilled in the Camp Nou and the trainer takes air. It will follow to the control.

Achieve three points the same weekend in which the Real Madrid and Athletic 'punctured', calms the spirits in the City Condal. It is true that the Raise did not give fight neither looked for too much the area of Marc-André ter Stegen, but also is it that the Barça was hit, correct and with win to mark goals. It was not an exhibition and still there are too many things for correcting, but the feelings were very positive, to close a week that, as little, was traumatic with the ties in front of the Granada (1-1, in extremis) and Cádiz (0-0), that came preceded of the fateful goleada in front of the Bayern (0-3).

It is not moment to take out conclusions, good or bad, but the attitude of the team helps to dissipate some of the doubts. It helped too much the return of Ansu Fati, that paints to direct the Barcelona offensive to short and long term. He, Memphis, Of Jong and the big performances of Nico or Gavi, keep to Koeman in the bench. That is the reality. If the team had signed a tie or defeat, the thing would be very distinct right now and, instead of celebrating the return of the new "10", would find us waiting for a communiqué.

Koeman Has an extra cartridge and what happen in front of the Benfica, his ex team, will be decisive, as well as the crash in front of the Athletic of Madrid next Saturday. In this moment, is necessary that the Barça take a decision, because it would be more than unfair keep the expectation of if it remains or no split after party. Joan Laporta has to be honest and pose what wants the club. In other words it will have to warn if it trusts or no in Koeman. And look for his replacement, in such a case.

The 'Fair play' also saves to Koeman

The true is that, besides, the club is conditioned by the 'fair play' financial also to decide if sack or no to Koeman. It has desvelado in the last hours that the club follows surpassing the limit salarial of LaLiga and that it has to stick to the rule '1 to 4', which establishes that "to have 25 million wage have to free 100", that applies for the technical body, also. In this sense, would be almost impossible as they are the things assume a change of trainer.

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