Ronald Koeman remains committed to the Dutch national team but has once again stated his desire to coach Barcelona.

In an extensive interview with Marca, Koeman was asked if Barcelona contacted him in January to replace Ernesto Valverde, “Barça called and I said ‘no’ because of my commitment to the national team,”

Asked if it would have been a bad time to coach Barcelona, Koeman said, “No, I don’t think it was a bad time. I had my obligations to the Orange. Barcelona can always win important prizes, they have very good players and the possibilities to attract the best footballers. If I had been out of work, it was a different story. Everyone loves Barça. The situation of the club does not change that.

“I had my best time as a footballer in Barcelona. I hope one day I can be the coach of Barça.”

Koeman has recently confirmed that his clause to leave Netherlands for Barcelona will still be active after the European Championships in 2021.




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