Something isn’t quite right with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona, as he’s under contract and there’s no sign that a replacement is ready to take over, but there’s still feeling that they don’t want him to be in charge next season.
Of course, that’s going to have an impact on new signings as nobody is going to commit to a transfer if the manager’s situation isn’t clear, but it’s also starting to spread to some of the senior players.
A report from CCMA has indicated that both Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have been contacted by the club to renew their contracts on reduced terms, but the players aren’t happy about the current situation with the club.
As a result, they are unwilling to negotiate while Ronald Koeman’s situation is still up in the air, while it’s even suggested that they could look elsewhere if it drags on throughout the summer.
Barca also have the problem of Lionel Messi’s contract so you have to think that this can’t be helping his situation, but you also have to wonder if he has a preferred choice of manager in mind and perhaps that’s also coming into things.
Either way, they just need to make a decision and give the players some clarity so they can plan properly for next season.