Koeman: I've not heard from Laporta since Cadiz

Koeman: I've not heard from Laporta since Cadiz

FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has hinted that there is tension between him and the club's officials are revealing that he is yet to speak to the club President since their last week's draw against Cadiz.

There have been reports that Barca are already looking for a new manager after giving the Dutchman four games to save his career and speaking ahead of their match against Levante, Koeman admitted that club president Joan Laporta has said nothing to him this week.

"Nothing has happened since that day. We spoke on the plane about the Cadiz match and that's all there is to it," Koeman said on his Saturday presser.

On his future, the Dutchman added: "I can't say much about this subject because I haven't read the papers for a long time.

"I know about the rumours, but the only thing we have to do is win games. There are rumors, names... That's your job. I'm not going to waste energy on things I can't control."

There was some good news for the team with youngster Ansu Fati set to return for the game but Koeman insisted that the player will only manage the last 15 part of the tie.

"It is very important (to have him available again), first of all for the player. We have a plan and we will follow a plan to get Ansu back to his best. He will go through a process to get minutes.

"He has been called up and will play a maximum of 15 minutes. The most important thing is to get the player back properly, not to rush things," Koeman said.

Barca are currently placed eighth on the league table with nine points after five games with Levante 16th after winning no game in their first six ties.

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