Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola says it’s “good news” that Ronald Koeman is staying in charge of the Catalan giants after the Dutchman’s continuity was confirmed last week.
President Joan Laporta announced on Thursday that Koeman would stay on for a second season at the Camp Nou, and Guardiola thinks the 58-year-old may have a better campaign in 2021-22.
“It’s good news that Koeman will continue. At many times, Barcelona have played the best football in Spain - and the second seasons are usually better.
“Koeman is their ideal coach for next season, I’m very happy and the president is convinced. It’s been a tough year for everyone and Ronald deserves another season, with fans in the stadium.”
Guardiola also spoke about Barcelona’s two new signing Sergio Aguero who have moved to the club from Manchester City.
“Agüero and Eric García are two great signings, total hits,” he said. “Kun is a scorer, and for Eric I’ve already told Ronald Koeman that he has made a spectacular signing, he’ll be one of the captains of the next decade.”
Source | Cadena SER
Of course Koeman and Guardiola know each other well after playing together for Barcelona, and the two also caught up at the weekend for a round of golf with their sons.
Apparently, team Guardiola ended up winning. The Man City boss will get his clubs out again today along with Joan Laporta for the Puma Legends Trophy in Mallorca.
Other famous names such as Ruud Gullit, Bernd Schuster, Michel Platini and Pepe Reina are expected to feature, but Koeman will not be around as he’s set to attend his son’s wedding.