Koeman admits Barcelona’s economic situation is “very complicated” and calls for “calm” leadership

Ronald Koeman has admitted that the economic situation at Barcelona is “complicated” and he believes it is vital that there is “calm” leadership across the club.

Comments recently from the club’s interim president Carlos Tusquets has been at the forefront of recent Barcelona news as he conducted an interview speaking of the club’s “worrying” financial position.

Tusquets gave a wide-ranging interview to Catalan radio station RAC1, with quotes carried in full by Marca, where he claimed that the player’s would not get their usual annual payment in January while he also said urgent repairs were required for the club’s Camp Nou stadium.

Carlos Tusquets

Carlos Tusquets, Barcelona

Last month, the Catalan giants confirmed that they had agreed a salary cut with their playing squad which would immediately save the club €122m in payments alongside a further €50m in variables.

In quotes carried by Marca, Koeman has now told reporters of the club’s economic situation: “It is very complicated because you have nothing in your hands, but I always say that if we are calm above, everything below is better. Any team needs a certain calm to succeed.”

Pedri and Ronald Koeman, Barcelona

The club accounts show that Barcelona’s debt had more than doubled during the 2019-20 campaign amid extremely worrying financial results.

The club’s financial figures, as outlined by Marca, show that the debt at the club has risen from €217m in June 2019 to €488m in June 2020.

Whilst the club’s first-team squad has been slimmed down this year, with a reported €80m off the wage bill, there is still a worrying financial outlook for the club.

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  1. Mucho Morales says:

    Only one person can fix this financial situation and his name is Joan Laporta. He has been in similar situation several years ago when he took over as Barcelona president. He has been there and knows very well what it will take to bring the organization to his fits again. That said, I would love to see an economical expert as Tusquets in the new board. He is well known banker and does understand from finances better that anyone. In less than a month, he has cut the deficit with more than 170 millions. Barcelona need this kind of experts in the new board to succeed.

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