Rivaldo urges Laporta to give one more year to Ronald Koeman.
Former Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes Ronald Koeman deserves another year at Barcelona who has managed to overcome many challenges this season.
He has managed to win the Copa del Rey and bring in a host of young players into the first team who has been impressive this season.
Rivaldo told Betfair: “I think we should also take the positives from this season in which no one seemed to believe in Barça’s chances of winning La Liga thanks to a phase of turbulence at the club that led to a new president, new coach, etc.
“Despite this late slump at La Liga that might be crucial for title purposes, Barcelona ended up winning Copa del Rey and having a nice performance at the second half of the season when Ronald Koeman found a better tactical system of 3-5-2.
“In a very tough season for the club with many options in the squad and even at the presidency, the Dutch manager produced some solid work.
“Bring through some young talents while keeping the team competitive, so, I consider he deserves the confidence of Juan Laporta for next season.
“Next season with all the previous mess settled, Barcelona should have conditions to stabilise and fight for all the trophies with Koeman in charge.
“With the possibility of signing Sergio Aguero and keeping Lionel Messi at the club, I’m sure that Barcelona might quickly get back to where they belong – becoming a fearsome team capable of beating any club and winning every title.”