Barcelona won't rush decision on Koeman's future after Benfica crushing

The coach's position was under threat even before the heavy loss in Portugal

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Barcelona's board of directors will not make a decision on Ronald Koeman's future while the team is still in Lisbon, despite the hammering Benfica handed them at the Stadium of Light.

Any call on whether Koeman stays or goes before Saturday's LaLiga game against Atletico Madrid will be made on Thursday instead.


After the 3-0 loss to Benfica, Barça are in a complicated situation, bottom of their Champions League group with no points from two games. 

The club will now take some hours to reflect and on Thursday a decision could be made on Koeman's future. 

The Dutchman's been under pressure for weeks after dropped points against Granada and Cadiz, in addition to the defeat to Bayern Munich. 

Sunday's win over Levante bought him some time but the reverse in Lisbon has once again made his future the headline. 

President Joan Laporta, meanwhile, went to the dressing room at the end of Wednesday's game to encourage the players. 



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