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Ronald Koeman Dismisses Claims Over Unsure Future; Insists Board Will Honour Contract

Ronald Koeman faces an uncertain future at Barcelona
Ronald Koeman faces an uncertain future at Barcelona / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Ronald Koeman is confident that Barcelona will honour his contract, as the Dutchman responded to exit rumours by pointing out that he "signed for two years".

Koeman has faced ongoing criticism and has had to deal with rumours surrounding his future at Camp Nou all throughout the season, but the Barca boss has maintained that he will see out his contract and has the backing of re-elected president, Joan Laporta.

When asked about his future once again ahead of a crunch La Liga clash with Levante on Tuesday, Koeman said: "That's not one to answer now but after the last game of the season. From the first day, the president [Joan Laporta] has shown confidence in me. He's the one who can make decisions and, once the season finishes, we will talk about the future."

He added, "I am not worried. I signed a two-year deal and I see myself here next year. If that's not the case, the president will have to speak to me. We have arranged to talk at the end of the campaign. There are still two weeks to go and we have three very important games, so now is not the time to talk about my future."

Koeman has already led Barcelona to Copa del Rey glory this season with his side also in contention for the La Liga crown, and he believes nine points from three remaining fixtures can lift his side to the summit.

"I don’t think the league is out of our reach," he said before concluding, "We are in the same situation as before. There is one less game left, with Atletico ahead, but we must not think about the others but about winning our games."