Barça coach Koeman: If anyone can decide my future, it's Laporta

The Dutch coach spoke about his job prospects after Atletico setback

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Dídac Peyret

Ronald Koeman says there are more important things to discuss than his future with three games to go in the La Liga title race.

Barcelona will be La Liga champions if they win their remaining three games and Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid slip up in the run-in. Atletico must either lose once or draw twice, while one Madrid draw would be enough.

However, regardless of what happens, there has been speculation about whether Koeman will continue as coach at Camp Nou beyond the summer.

"That's not one to answer now but after the last game of the season," Koeman said Monday. "There's no need to look for things where there is nothing. From the first day, the president has shown confidence in me. He's the one who can make decisions and after the season finishes, we will talk about the future.

"But I am not worried, I signed a two-year deal and I see myself here next year. If that's not the case, the president will have to speak to me. We've arranged to talk at the end of the campaign. There are still two weeks to go and we have three very important games, so now is not the time to talk about my future. " 

Asked if he's annoyed about the doubts, he added: "I don't think it's only me, it also happens with other coaches. Maybe it's a custom here (in Spain). As a foreigner, I can't change that.

"There are things that are in the press, everyone has their opinion... The only thing I want is that with the people I work with, we analyst the season in two weeks and see the changes we've made."

Koeman took over last August and has steered Barça through a potentially difficult season, leading them to Copa del Rey success and keeping them fighting for the title going into the final two weeks of the season, all while making several changes to the team and bringing through a number of youngsters.

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