Summit between Laporta and Koeman
President and coach have lunch together this Thursday to analyze the situation that the team is going through at the end of the season
Joan Laporta and Ronald Koeman have eaten together this Thursday in a restaurant in Barcelona. The president and the coach had planned to hold this meeting to analyze the situation that the team is going through after last Tuesday’s draw against Levante in which they have lost practically all the options to win the League. In the food there was also Rafa Yuste, sports vice president of the club.
Club sources have wanted to reduce the significance of this meeting since Laporta and Koeman talk often of the team situation. However, on this occasion the meeting acquires a special relevance considering that the coach’s future is up in the air because the president has not ratified him at any time.
Laporta wanted know first-hand the vision of the technician about the team situation. See the explanation that the Dutchman gives him about the games against Granada and Levante in which Barcelona had the score in their favor in both, but ended up giving up five points that have moved him away from the leadership. In those two games the team suffered a major downturn in the second half and Laporta wants to know the reasons.
In the background of the meeting will be the continuity of the technician. Laporta will not make a decision on this until the end of the season, but in today’s lunch he wanted to push the technician’s spirit. Find out if you look forward to continuing the season and continue with the planning that has already begun with Mateu Alemany and Ramón Planes.
The meeting lasted just over two hours at the Via Veneto restaurant. At the exit of it, no one wanted to reveal the content of it. Laporta said it was a “normal meeting between a president and a coach”, while the Dutchman said that he would not answer the questions of the many journalists who were at the door of the restaurant.