Ronald Koeman relieved after signing new Barcelona deal 

Ronald Koeman relieved after signing new Barcelona deal 

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admits he is relieved after signing a contract extension with the Catalans. 

Barcelona president Joan Laporta announced the club will continue at the club for another season. Reports had suggested the Spanish giants will be bringing in a new head coach after a poor season but the club decided to stick with Koeman and will be backed with transfers he wants to make the team competitive once again. 

The 58-year-old spoke for the first time since the decision for him to stay. 

"I am relieved to say my players and staff can fully focus on the new season now," Koeman expressed his satisfaction after signing a new deal.

"The last few weeks have been intense, but I am glad that President Joan Laporta gave his support to me and calm has been restored," he added, grateful for the faith that Laporta ultimately showed the Dutchman.

"The focus of everyone inside the club is the same: building a winning Barça and achieving success," he concluded.