Not long ago, former Barcelona coach Quique Setien tried to provoke controversy by saying that the Catalan Club Mega Star, Lionel Messi is a difficult player to manage. However, this accusation was later denied by Barca’s latest coach, Ronald Koeman.
Quique Setien did handle Messi et al for a few months last season. His career did not continue after being sacked following a terrible failure at the end of the season.
Including one of the bad memories of Barcelona under Setien’s direction is the 2-8 defeat of Bayern Munich in the European Champions League.
But interestingly, two months after being sacked by Barcelona, Setien revealed some secret facts about the Catalan giants. Including one of them is the matter of Lionel Messi, which according to him is very difficult to control.
Messi, who has been the club’s main frontman for more than a decade, reportedly also has a less than harmonious relationship with the new coach Ronald Koeman.
However, the news is certainly not true because the two of them even looked very close after the duel against Juventus last week.
Not only that, Koeman also denied allegations from Setien about Lionel Messi being unruly. According to the man from the Netherlands, La Pulga easily accepted his every instruction.
“I have no difficulty leading (Messi)”
“He is the captain of the team and I talk to him every week. I see different things from Setien and I disagree (with setien)” Koeman said in a press conference as quoted by Goal International.
In fact, Ronald Koeman’s fate at the helm of Barcelona is under threat. This is because Josep Maria Bartomeu’s tenure has ended after he decided to resign from the Presidency some time ago.
The strongest candidate for the New President of Barcelona, Victor Font is believed to be unhappy with Ronald Koeman’s coaching and will look for the right replacement at the break of the season.
Regarding these rumors, Koeman admitted that he was not at all disturbed, because the most important thing was the result of match by match.
“My future at Barcelona is not the most important thing. You have to live day by day and try to win games,” he concluded.