Ronald Koeman had a positive impact at Camp Nou in his first year as a manager.
The Dutchman was appointed as Barca’s new manager after the sacking of Quique Setien in August last year.
The team was inconsistent in the first half of the season but slowly managed to find the top spot and close the gap between league-leaders Atletico Madrid.
In his eight months as in-charge, Koeman has shown a lot of merits on and off the pitch leaving Jordi Cruyff impressed.
Jordi told Cadena Ser: “Koeman has a lot of merit, not only for football. He has come to the club at a difficult time with respect to changing players, financial problems, all the institutional problems that were already there.
“I think dynamics are important in football. Let’s say there is a time when you see yourself capable of winning in any game. And have Barcelona recovered that feeling right now? Definitely.
“I believe that, in the end, the work [you put in] has a reward and he has already had it. I think that being a person who already knows the environment of the club also gave him a lot of advantages.”