The Dutchman has made an impressive start to life in the dugout at the Camp Nou – which comes at a hugely challenging time for the club – with his side picking up seven points in their opening three matches in La Liga.
Koeman has been frank and honest when speaking about a number of issues and has been forthcoming in a lot of answers.
The boss responded following Lionel Messi’s criticism of the club’s board with the words: “I don’t think that after Messi’s words I’m going to have a quiet life at Barça.”
When responding to reports that Luis Suarez was being pushed out of the door by the club and Koeman agreeing with the decision, he said: “I respect Suárez a lot, I’m not the bad guy in the movie.”
On Memphis Depay, Koeman made it clear he wanted the club to sign the Olympique Lyonnais forward: “We want Depay to come to Barcelona, he also wants this.”
In terms of players being allowed to leave, Koeman was also honest about the situation of Riqui Puig: “I would recommend Riqui Puig to go out on loan.”
Finally, Koeman is not shy in criticising his players – as he did with Frenkie de Jong after the recent draw against Sevilla: “He has lost the ball too often, he did not play well like his other teammates.”