Barcelona Manager Koeman Blasts Critics Ahead Of Copa Del Rey Final With Bilbao

Ronald Koeman hit out at suggestions his future as Barcelona manager rests on Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

Koeman, 58, who joined on a two-year deal last summer, has had a mixed first season in charge.

A resurgence has Barca involved in a three-way title race with both Madrid clubs but there have also been notable losses, like in last week’s El Clasico.

Local reports have said Koeman will be sacked if he fails to win silverware.

“It’s a little bit strange that I need to answer these type of questions because we had a run of 19 games without losing,” the Dutchman said.

“We’re losing one game and I already need to talk about my future?

“Maybe I need to accept this. I have one more year of contract. I know it’s a big pressure and I can handle that but sometimes it’s a little bit strange.”

Koeman’s Barca are third in La Liga, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, but they have lost a number of key games this campaign.

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