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Koeman admits he turned Barca down

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Ronald Koeman has revealed he was offered the Barcelona and turned it down.

Ronald Koeman is a Barcelona legend. He spent six trophy-laden years with the Catalan giants.

He would certainly be a favorite with the fans should he ever return.

Long before Ernesto Valverde was relieved of his duties was the Dutchman being lined up for the Camp Nou hot seat.

Koeman currently has a contract with the Netherlands national team, that takes him to the end of 2022.

That would include the upcoming European Championships, as well as the new Nations League and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In an interview with Fox Sports following the draw for the Nations League, Koeman confirmed a Barcelona approach but also of his commitment to his current employer.

He said:

“Yes. I said ‘no’ because I am with the national team.”

He appears to be committed to his current project for the time being at least.

Should Quique Setien’s reign continue as it is, Barca may come calling again before long.