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Barkley’s problems were all off the pitch NT
I don't think Koeman was too unreasonable with Barkley - especially considering the latitude that Martinez gave him.
Koeman isn't a great manager, but he has shown he's a pretty good coach at most of his clubs and has improved players. His problem starts when he's allowed a bit of money (he's a bit like Moyes in that regard).
If Barkley had knuckled down I think not only would we have benefited but he would have been better prepared when he did move to a Champions League club.