'We are very pleased to see that these conversations have led to an agreement,' Laporta said.
Ronald Koeman will continue to coach FC Barcelona next season. This is what President Joan Laporta confirmed this Thursday afternoon, just before the appearance of spokesperson, Maria Elena Fort, to explain the agreements of the Board of Directors: "After this period of reflection, vice-president Rafael Yuste and myself have agreed that we will continue with the current contract that Ronald Koeman has."
He added: "We are very satisfied to see that these conversations have resulted in a unity of opinion." In this sense, the president wanted to highlight Koeman's "exemplary behaviour" during the period of reflection.
"We see the coach very motivated and he already has a year of experience in this dressing room, which we will try to make more competitive. I think Koeman comes out on top because he is the coach we want," added Laporta when questioned.
The president also announced the arrival of some new faces in the coming days: "I hope to be able to announce some additions next week." It would be the fourth reinforcement for Barça 2021/22, after the announcements of 'Kun' Agüero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal.
Ronald Koeman comes out on top because he is the coach we want
Ronald Koeman ended his first season as coach by lifting the 31st Copa del Rey in the club's history, finishing third in LaLiga and being eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Of the 54 games played under the Dutchman, Barça won 34, drew 9 and lost 11, scoring 122 goals and conceding 58.