Barcelona stick with Ronald Koeman as manager and bring in Jordi Cruyff

  • Koeman won the Copa del Rey in his first season
  • Cruyff brought in as assistant sporting director

Barcelona have decided to continue with Ronald Koeman as manager and have appointed Jordi Cruyff as assistant sporting director as part of Joan Laporta’s push to restore the club to former heights.

Koeman’s future had been in doubt after a season in which Barcelona finished third in La Liga and went out of the Champions League in the last 16. His first campaign in charge also included winning the Copa del Rey but Laporta, elected as president for a second time in March, wanted talks and time to consider the way forward.

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