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Ronald Koeman not willing to abandon Barca job despite pressure

Ronald Koeman is not planning on quitting Barcelona despite hard times with the club.

According to the Dutchman in an interview with VI, the only thing that will make him abandon his job as the coach of the Blaugranas is when his players begin to disregard his instructions.

“The only way I will quit Barça is when my messages don't arrive at the players anymore,” Koeman said.

“That's when I will say: ‘Okay, I am done here. But this is not the case. Every day that I am on the pitch with my players is a nice day”.

The Catalan club since the departure of captain, Lionel Messi for Paris Saint Germain are struggling and despite efforts to rebuild the team to be formidable, one area that has been identified as needing strengthening is the head coach.

Barça president, Joan Laporta is not satisfied with the recent results and it is likely that the next few games will decide the future of Ronald Koeman. Despite talks with the former Netherlands coach over a new deal, there hasn’t been any progression following the Blaugranas Champions League defeat to Bayern at home and a 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday.

The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp has been shortlisted along with Ajax coach Erik ten Hag and Barcelona legend Xavi suggesting that Ronald Koeman is not in the plans of the Barça president as he eyes a long term vision for the club.

ESport3 via Diario AS reports that should Koeman be sacked, Barcelona have to pay €6million to him adding that there is a clause in Koeman’s contract which states that if his contract is not extended beyond two years, same amount of money should be compensated to him.

Barcelona are eight on the Laliga table having played four matches as compared to Real Madrid six games played, topping the table with 16 points.

Koeman’s side will visit the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla to play Cadiz today.

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