Ronald Koeman's future at stake in the next three games

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The Dutchman oversaw the painful Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich

Albert Masnou

Joan Laporta, Rafa Yuste and Mateo Alemany stayed at Camp Nou for three hours after the game against Bayern Munich finished.

The Germans thrashed Barcelona and patience with Ronald Koeman is running thin.

Laporta wants a Barcelona nothing like the one he saw on Tuesday night. He did not like the league being thrown away last season. And this one has started badly too. A team without soul, wasting time, without nerve, is not what the president wants. 

And this dynamic reached its zenith in the premiere of the Champions League where Koeman's team came out with five defenders and with the small-team mentality looking not to lose, rather than to win. Laporta had dreams of greatness on his return to the presidency, wishes that are failing to materialize. And this burns inside. All this outrage exploded in the three hours after the game between his collaborators and with Koeman, the tension is increasing.

After praising Koeman and defending him, now is not the right time to sack the Dutchman. It would be incoherent. However that’s not to say it won’t happen if Barça get worse.

They play Granada on Monday, Cadiz on Thursday and Levante on Sunday. Three games in six days in which their future will be decided. The sentence could arrive at any moment if these are not wins.

The meeting was not to take a decision, but Laporta vented about Koeman making the team look small. He’s in a delicate situation now. The results are not what are needed and the line ups aren’t what Laporta has asked for.

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