Barcelona deny Koeman sacking has been discussed

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Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu has said firing Ronald Koeman has not been discussed and denied that money would be a problem if the club do want to sack the coach.

Barca’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in midweek has once again brought Koeman’s future into the spotlight.

Club president Joan Laporta decided to stick with Koeman after what he called a period of reflection.

However, the heavy defeat to Bayern in the Champions League, which came days after Koeman complained about Laporta speaking too much, has led to renewed reports in the local media about the manager’s job security.

“The political answer is it has not been discussed and the real one is that it is not a money problem,” Romeu said in a news conference when asked if Barca’s financial problems prevented them from removing Koeman.

“But there’s nothing happening. There’s nothing going on.

“Koeman’s a good person. When the president and the board decide that he’s staying on, the commitment [to him] and the support is total, knowing that we are going through a complicated moment in which we have to rebuild the team.

Koeman’s contract runs until the end of the season.

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By FARPost Reporter