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Barcelona President Tusquets Rules Out Koeman Sack

Barcelona President Tusquets Rules Out Koeman Sack

Interim Barcelona president Carles Tusquets says he will not consider relieving Ronald Koeman of his duties despite the team’s inconsistent form.

Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia on Saturday night.

The result further put Koeman under pressure, but Tusquets has publicly backed the Dutchman.

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Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, Tusquets said: “I will not fire anyone, at all. [Ronald] Koeman is doing well, he has great criteria, he bets on the youth system and young players.

“He absolutely has my support and he will always have it. I’ve eaten with him recently and I found him to be optimistic. When the stadium is reopened it will not be very difficult to recover this club, not in the economic sphere and I hope not in the sporting sphere.

“Barcelona are betting on a new generation of players, which suits the club right now as we are in the midst of a change of cycle.”

Koeman’s men next face a midweek trip to a struggling Real Valladolid side before they host Eibar in La Liga after Christmas.

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