Incoming Netherlands nationwide workforce head coach Ronald Koeman has hit out at Barcelona president Joan Laporta over his departure from the membership.
The Dutchman was despatched residence in November 2021 together with his place taken by membership legend Xavi Hernandez and he has come out gun blazing over the remedy he was accorded in an interview with TV3.
“Leaving was a little bit of liberation. It was a tough time for the membership, first and not using a president, then with Laporta’s doubts concerning the supervisor. You need to be a coach however you already know that in the event you do not win, you’ve issues.
“As president, you’ll be able to at all times have doubts. However in the event you say them to the general public, everybody begins to doubt. It was a giant mistake on his half,” Koeman mentioned.
He continued: “Basically, the dressing room was not in opposition to the coach. We labored nicely. The issue was when the president got here. A president or technical director can doubt the coach, however the issue is that it got here out within the press. As president, you can’t depart doubts concerning the coach. I’d by no means try this. I present my face and go straight forward.”
Koeman additionally mentioned the criticism he acquired over his fashion of play, questioning why Barcelona proceed to demand the identical 4-3-3, tiki-taka soccer that earned them a lot success up to now.