When Messi and Suarez depart Barcelona, Koeman may need time to recover, says Rivaldo

When Messi and Suarez depart Barcelona, Koeman may need time to recover, says Rivaldo

When Messi and Suarez depart Barcelona, Koeman may need time to recover, says Rivaldo

The Brazilian has acknowledged that the newly named Blaugrana chief has a big project at Camp Nou in his possession
When Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez depart Barcelona, Ronald Koeman may need some time to rebuild, says Rivaldo.

Last week, after being called in to replace Quique Setien in the hot seat of Camp Nou, former Netherlands manager Koeman was awarded a two-year deal at Barca.

The Spanish champions turned to a club legend to steady the ship in the Champions League quarter-finals in the wake of a humiliating 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich.

The 2019-20 campaign marked Barca’s first trophyless season in 12 years, and both the first-team squad and the board have already started an investigation into the shortcomings.

It is expected that a number of household names will embark to new pastures this summer, including Messi, who made clear his intention to leave the club in order to activate a special clause in his current contract.

Suarez also seems determined to head for the Camp Nou exits, with Barca reportedly ready to end the current contract with the Uruguayan a year before its expiry date.

Koeman may well take over a significantly weakened squad next season, and Rivaldo has been calling for patience as the Dutchman attempts to set off into a new era.

“We hired Ronald Koeman to renew Barca’s squad and quickly get the team back on track,” the former Barca star told Betfair.

“His status as an iconic Barca player, who scored the winning goal when the club won their first Champions League, could give him extra leeway for error, especially after Messi and Luis Suarez ‘s likely exits.

“If all of these players leave, Koeman is going to recover from almost nothing, and I hope he’ll get time because it could take a while to get Barca back to full force.”


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