ATLANTA, GEORGIA–Looks like the coaching tenure of Barcelona FC coach Ronald Koeman to the Spanish soccer club could end this year.
This scenario developed after Koeman’s relationship with Barca president Joan Laporta is getting worse for the past few weeks.
On Thursday, the camp of Koeman has denied the statement of Laporta that he had suffered an anxiety attack that caused him to be admitted to the hospital this week.
Wasserman, the agency that looks after Koeman’s interests, said there is no truth to such claims.
The agency explained Koeman went to the hospital for routine blood pressure tests following a heart procedure in 2020 and not due to a panic attack.
“The words of FC Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta during a [news] conference about Ronald Koeman’s anxiety attack are overdone,” Wasserman said.
“Ronald has been to the hospital for blood pressure checks, a routine check for people with his medical history,” Wasserman added.
Furthermore, Wasserman said Koeman is perfectly healthy and that there is nothing wrong with his health.
According to reports, Koeman, 58, still has one year to run on his contract but Laporta remains keen to find a replacement.
Sources said in a meeting this week, the Barca president reportedly told Koeman that if he couldn’t find a credible substitute within 15 days, he would stick with him for the second year of his deal.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.