Ronald Koeman has played down reports that he could leave Southampton to coach former club Barcelona.

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koeman soaiThe 51-year-old starred for Barcelona as a player between 1989 and 1995, scoring 67 times in 192 games, and reports in Spain suggested Koeman could return to coach the La Liga giants.

However speaking to a press conference Koeman insisted he is happy at Southampton, who he has guided to 3rd place in the Premier League, and wants to see out the rest of his three year contract at St Mary’s.

Koeman said, “I have been linked with Barcelona in the past and I will be in the future but I can’t do anything about that,”

“I have to respect my contract I like to respect my contract and I am very happy in my job.

“The future does not mean this season, it maybe means about seven years – you never know.

“Of course I had a great time there. The longest period of my time as a player was at Barcelona and it’s normal that I have that feeling with them and they have that feeling with me, but there is no reason to be afraid about that.”

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