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Laporta confirms Koeman will remain Barcelona manager

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has confirmed Ronald Koeman will not be sacked this summer despite months of speculation suggesting the club were on the hunt for a new boss.

The Dutchman has endured a difficult first season at the helm of the club he represented as a player between 1989 and 1995.

Some poor end-of-season form ended Barça’s chances of being crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2019, while their round of 16 exit from the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain saw Koeman’s tenure come under increased scrutiny.

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A whole host of names have been linked with the top job including Roberto Martinez and club legend Xavi, but Laporta has now confirmed via the club’s official Twitter account that Koeman will continue as Barcelona head coach next season.

It remains to be seen how the news will be received by Barcelona fans, though for now Koeman is free to continue his summer transfer business.

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