Guardiola: Koeman Is Ideal Coach For Barcelona


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has affirmed that Ronald Koeman is the “ideal coach” for Barcelona.

The Dutchman’s future was shrouded in uncertainty for weeks after an underwhelming 2020-21 campaign, but he is confirmed to be staying on at Camp Nou for at least another 12 months.

Guardiola burst onto the scene in Catalonia and enjoyed a glittering four-year spell in the hotseat before linking up with Bayern Munich, and the 50-year-old is convinced that Koeman is the right man for the job at Camp Nou.

Speaking at the Legends Trophy in Mallorca, Guardiola said: “He is a friend of mine. Coaches are always in a weaker position when we do not win, and a stronger one when we win.

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“I have been at three different clubs, but nothing is comparable to Barcelona or [Real] Madrid, where the repercussions are much greater, where everything is more difficult to control…

Source: Complete Sports