With Los Che already 23 points behind leaders Real Madrid in the league and out of Europe, the Copa del Rey represents the last realistic chance of salvaging something from a dire season for the 2002 and 2004 Spanish champions.
Despite this, Koeman insists he does not fear for his future should his side also tumble out of the cup. "I don´t think so [that his job might be in danger], because this is a project for the future and a project cannot be finished after two months," said the Dutchman, who replaced Quique Sanchez Flores in November.
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