Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that his future is not in his hands, ahead of the upcoming elections for the presidency of the club.
The Catalan club is led by an interim president since the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu, the former president, last October, and the members will elect a new president on Sunday.
Victor Font, one of the three presidential candidates, built his campaign on the basis of hiring Xavi Hernandez, the former midfielder and current Qatari Al Sadd coach, to coach the team.
Coman – who led the team to second place in the league and the final of the King’s Cup – said that the winner in the elections, regardless of his personality, holds the key to his future.
“It is not in my hands … the only thing I know is that my contract will last for another year after the end of this season. After two days there will be a new president for the club and he will have his say. I just focus on winning,” he added. With matches. Outside of that is not in my hands. “
“We have a lot of games, and there is no time to think about anything else. At the end of the day the new president will decide, and I am tired of these questions.”
Barca are 5 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and have played more games, but they have the opportunity to take advantage of the leaders’ confrontation with their rival and neighbor, Real Madrid, on Sunday.
The Dutch coach said that Barcelona will support their traditional rival Real Madrid, given the point difference with Atletico.
“It is always better for the leaders to lose points, but first we have to win,” he added.
Coman will play the match without defenders Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo, while midfielder Miralem Pjanic has returned to training with the team after recovering from an ankle bruise.