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Papers: Koeman will officially be presented as Barcelona coach today

A big day ahead of us.

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Today is a very important day for the Catalan giants. The papers are claiming Ronald Koeman will officially be presented as Barcelona coach by the club. Of course, this was essentially already confirmed by Jose Maria Bartomeu in yesterday’s interview.

Mundo Deportivo even talk about the ‘Koeman Era‘, saying the Dutchman will sign for two years without restrictions. This presumably means he wants to have full control of the dressing room and its surroundings.

Another former Barça great, Henrik Larsson is reportedly going to be his no.2 as well, and the new management is expected to arrive today.

SPORT are saying basically the same thing. Koeman will officially be presented as Barcelona coach today and their title just says ‘Signed!‘.

The Dutchman even confirmed that ‘now is the time to manage Barcelona‘, essentially confirming the deal. Éric Abidal has also left his post yesterday after a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.

Needless to say, big things are coming and it seems we may be seeing a whole new Barcelona come the 2020/21 season. For better or worse.

We’ll simply have to wait and see whether Koeman is indeed the right man for the job but one has to commend his loyalty because taking over the club in this state won’t be an easy task.

The Dutchman is a Barcelona legend and now it’s time to prove it once again, this time, however, as manager.

Let’s hope he can do it and prove everyone wrong. Because Barcelona need it and we need it as well.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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Official: Barcelona confirm Pedri muscular injury

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All victories come with a cost and Barcelona’s great triumph over Sevilla is no exception. Sadly, the Catalans’ young prodigy, Pedri, had to leave the pitch in the second half of the clash and now, the club has officially confirmed that the 18-year-old had sustained a muscular injury.

As of right now, however, we still don’t know how serious it is and we’ll have to wait for further information, which is most likely to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, the early speculations are not good as it seems Pedri could indeed be out of commission for a couple of weeks at least.

Needless to say, that’s a huge hit for Barcelona since the schedule is unrelenting. Soon, it will be time to face Sevilla again in the Copa del Rey and also Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Doing so without Pedri could indeed be troublesome.

But we also have to wonder how did it come to this injury. The 18-year-old is a key member of the squad so it’s understandable Ronald Koeman would want him to play all the time.

However, that might be the very crux of the problem too. With so little rest in-between the games, it was just a matter of time before Pedri’s body could take no more.

Still, not all is lost and he should be back in time to help Barcelona finish the season strong. And besides, now the youngster can finally get some well-deserved rest.

Hopefully the team can manage without him for a short period of time.

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