The decision to move Euro 2020 back a year due to the coronavirus has made Ronald Koeman’s future as Netherlands boss unclear.

In October, it was revealed that Koeman has a release clause in his contract with the KNVB that would allow him to take over at Barcelona after the European Championships.

Barcelona tried to appoint their former defender in January, but Koeman remained loyal to the Dutch national team, stating he wanted to lead his nation into the Euro’s. Barcelona instead appointed Quique Setién, but there were still rumours that they could return for Koeman in the summer.

However, that has now been thrown into doubt with the Euro’s now pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to NOS on Tuesday, Koeman said on whether he would still be Netherlands boss in a years time, “I really don’t know how to answer to that.

“That has not been discussed at all. I was looking forward to a European Championship this summer and I am now looking forward to a European Championship in 2021. I can’t imagine that that will change.”

KNVB director Eric Gudde is absolutely sure that Koeman will lead Netherlands into Euro 2021, “I have never had any doubts about the agreement that Ronald and I made about this. This is absolutely clear. That’s nice and it’s just the way it is. ”




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