The Dutchman failed to live up to expectations in his first season at Barca.
The future ofBarcelona
coach Ronald Koeman is still uncertain after his meeting yesterday with club president Joan Laporta.
The Dutch coach, who was experiencing his first season on the Barcelona bench, finished in third place. This was the first time since the 2007-08 season that Barca did not finish in the top two. However, they won the Copa del Rey. Lionel Messi has scored 30 goals for Barca this season and won the Pichichi award. However, the 30-year-old star's contract expires next month and it is unclear whether he will continue to play for the team.
Koeman was appointed the manager of the club by Bartomeu last year and has been widely criticized for his performance this season. Now that Laporta has replaced Bartomeu, the situation for the Dutch coach seems to have changed completely.
After a poor start to the season, Barca gradually took a good turn and were able to reach the contenders by the end of the season, but in the end did not achieve a better ranking than third. They gained 79 points, their worst performance since the 2007-08 season, when they gained 67 points.
Spanish medias now claimed that no final decision had been made at yesterday's meeting, and Marca suggested that another meeting would probably be held to reach a final decision on whether to end or continue cooperation.