Pep Guardiola just lately loved a spherical of golf with former Barcelona teammate and present head coach Ronald Koeman, and the Manchester Metropolis boss is satisfied that the Dutchman is the fitting man to guide the Blaugrana within the coming season.
The Metropolis coach was stuffed with reward for Koeman‘s job in his first season within the dugout on the Camp Nou and believes he deserves a second marketing campaign to show his value.
“He’s a buddy of mine. Coaches are all the time in a weaker place when we don’t win, and a stronger one once we win,” Guardiola mentioned on the Legends Trophy in Mallorca.
“I’ve been at three totally different golf equipment, however nothing is akin to Barcelona or [Real] Madrid, the place the repercussions are a lot better, the place every part is tougher to regulate privately.
“I mentioned this with Ronald, we’re uncovered to this. If you do not need this, don’t dedicate your self to it, however he’s robust and has a number of expertise.
“He’s the best coach for subsequent season. I’m very joyful and the president [Joan Laporta] is satisfied.
“It has been a troublesome yr for everybody, and Ronald deserves one other yr, with followers within the stadium. Apart from, the second years are all the time higher.”
It took some time for Laporta to sit down down with Koeman and ensure his future and, whereas Guardiola is not certain why it took longer than anticipated, he’s certain that right conclusion was reached.
“The vital factor is that they’re satisfied that staying collectively is the most suitable choice and I’ve no doubts,” he mentioned.
“We [coaches] are the weak a part of the entire course of, we rely on outcomes, and [Koeman] is aware of it.
“He understands completely that after the top of the league season, everybody wanted a number of days or perhaps weeks to make the very best resolution however, in the long run, by speaking, they met and [Koeman] will proceed because the coach of Barcelona.”
Barcelona just lately signed two gamers from Manchester Metropolis on free transfers, in Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero.
“They’re two nice signings, very correct strikes. Kun [Aguero] is a aim scorer, and with Eric I already instructed Koeman that he has made a spectacular signing,” Guardiola mentioned.
“He’s a gem of a boy. He’s very clever.
“He might be one of many captains of the subsequent decade.”