Ronald Koeman has revealed that he has his mind set on taking over as the Barcelona manager in the near future
Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman insists that he wants to return to manage his former club Barcelona. Despite currently managing Netherlands, Koeman opened up on the prospect of taking over Barcelona’s reigns.
Moreover, Dutch football director disclosed the strange clause in Koeman’s contract. The clause allows the former Everton manager to leave the Holland management if an offer from Barca was to arrive.
“The reveal was a bit unlucky from Nico-Jan,” Koeman told Fox Sports.
“Let’s say it nicely. It shouldn’t have happened and we talked about that. You feed a rumor that isn’t interesting.
“When I joined the Dutch national team they’ve asked me whether or not to share the info with everyone, but I don’t mind a little white lie once in a while.
“The clause only involves Barcelona and it’s only valid for a moment after the Euro 2020. But I’m not leaving now. That’s 100 percent sure.
– Would provide tactical discipline
– Would demand the very best out of everyone
– No more club de amigos
– Would play good football
– Would be conservative
– lacking champions league expirience as a coach
– Arrogant pic.twitter.com/ntsAB2EHBf
— Barca DNA (@PPMBARCA) October 26, 2019
“In my opinion you join as a national coach for a two year period,” Koeman continued.
“After the Euros, there will be an evaluation and maybe the KNVB says: ‘We did so bad at the tournament, we won’t go on.’ Then we won’t proceed.
“But I have the opportunity to leave for one club and for one club only. I can easily say I won’t leave the Dutch national team for any other club in the world. I’ve mentioned quite often this is my dream club.
“It was a slip of the tongue from Nico-Jan. Maybe he thought ‘everyone knows that already’.”