Ronald Koeman has stated his heart attack influenced his decision to leave the Netherland national team to coach Barcelona.

The 57-year-old underwent a heart procedure back in May after having a minor heart attack.

The issue influenced Koeman’s decision to then leave Netherlands to take on his dream job with Barcelona.

Speaking to Reporters, Koeman is quoted by Marca saying, “It’s true that when things like this happen to you, or when you have people by your side who have been sick, life changes a bit.

“After my heart attack, I think about things a little differently, probably. The opportunity to coach Barça was now or never. I am 57 years old, I have been a coach for many years, I don’t want to end up training at 70 either. The moment was now.”

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