Ronald Koeman will be the new manager of Barcelona, says club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The 57-year-old, who is currently in charge of the Netherlands, is set to join the La Liga runners-up this week.
Speaking on Tuesday night, Bartomeu said: “Koeman is the one we’ve chosen. If nothing goes wrong he will be the head coach next season.”
Former Netherlands and Barca defender Koeman flew to Barcelona on Tuesday to finalise a deal with the club.
There have been rumours that the team’s star Lionel Messi could leave but Bartomeu said: “Messi wants to end his career at Barca, he has said that many times.
“I have spoken with Koeman and the pillar of our project is Messi.
“He has a contract until 2021, I speak a lot with Leo and more regularly with his father.
“He is number one in the world. There is no doubt that in Koeman’s new project you can count on Messi.”
Bartomeu indicated a squad overhaul was now going to take place. (BBC)