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Ronaldo Koeman's Future as Barcelona Manager Remains Uncertain Despite Meeting With Club President Joan Laporta

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronald Koeman's future at Barcelona remains uncertain ahead of next season
Ronald Koeman's future at Barcelona remains uncertain ahead of next season / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman's future at the club is still up in the air despite holding crunch talks with the Catalan giants president, Joan Laporta on Tuesday, with reports stating that the meeting between the pair lasted for less than 30 minutes.

Koeman's future has come under speculation despite the Dutchman leading the club to the Copa del Rey title, though that was considered to be a bare minimum, with both the fans and the board wanting them to win either the LaLiga title or UEFA Champions League honour.

Laporta who won the recent presidential elections has expressed that he would like to see club legend, Xavi Hernandez as the manager, while the likes of Arsenal's, Mikel Arteta and Liverpool's, Jurgen Klopp have been touted as potential names in the media.

As per Marca, Koeman, Laporta and director of football, Mateu Alemany met at the Camp Nou offices on Tuesday with the Dutchman accompanied by his representative Rob Jansen who subsequently revealed that they had made significant headway in the talks despite the outcome still hanging in the balance. A new meeting involving both parties is said to have been scheduled for another day. 

"The feeling is positive. It's even that good that Ronald might even stay longer (than when his contract ends in 2021/22). But we are not this far yet, more conversations will follow," Jansen said.

It will be interesting to see whether Barcelona decide to hold on to Koeman come the summer, considering that the Catalan hierarchy are looking to revamp their squad and cut on their losses ahead of next season.