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