A number of Liverpool fans hit out at Ronald Koeman after reports emerged that he told Georginio Wijnaldum not to sign a new deal at Anfield.
Dutch media outlet AD claimed this week [via Daily Mail] that Wijnaldum’s former international manager Koeman, who has just been appointed head coach at Barcelona, has told the 29-year-old not to sign a contract extension at Anfield, with the midfielder seemingly high on the manager’s wish-list.
In four years at Liverpool, Wijnaldum has scored 19 goals in 186 games, including two against Barcelona in the epic 4-0 Champions League semi-final win last year. Koeman has previously managed the Reds’ local rivals Everton, who sacked him in October 2017 with the Toffees in the relegation zone after 16 months in the job (as per BBC).
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These Liverpool fans on Twitter slammed Koeman for his apparent interference in Wijnaldum’s Anfield future, with one Kopite calling him a “one and done coach” in what seems a dig at his lack of longevity in any one role – Barcelona is his 11th job as a manager:
Koeman is a one and done coach- multiple candidates for Barca top leadership (election this year happening) have all stated a plan for Xavi will replace him inside 18 months so he better not make too many long term plans
— Ted Hudock (@thudock11) August 20, 2020
Koeman will be sacked well before ink drys on his 2 year “contract. And if Gini got any sense he’ll stay put…Either way I’m not bothered…
— Gaffar Champ19ns LFC (@AGaffar72) August 20, 2020
Gini would be taking a backwards step and shouldn’t listen to Koeman. At 29 he’s at club ready to win trophies and Add to the ones he’s already won. Barcelona are in need of a rebuild and I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if Koeman is sacked come January. Clubs a shambles
— Kirkby HQ (@KirkbyHQLFC) August 20, 2020
Swerve it Ronnie
— Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) August 20, 2020
Go away koeman😂😂
— RedsRealist™️ (@JedHall14) August 20, 2020
Koeman will be out within a year if the presidential elections go the way people expect. He won’t be around to sign Gini on a free
— 6 Times LFC (@5_Times_LFC) August 20, 2020
been at barcelona for 5 minutes and he’s already tapping up
a player from another club
— KandyKain (@dazza809) August 20, 2020
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