RONALD KOEMAN says he won’t flip his again on the Netherlands – even when the attractive Barcelona come calling.
The Dutch nationwide staff boss, 56, is getting ready to take his aspect into the Nations League finals this week.
And he has no intention of leaving his put up as he continues the rebuilding venture in his homeland.
Koeman stated in a press convention: “That is perhaps simple, however I will not.”
That’s even if Barca might properly sack Ernesto Valverde this summer time – though reviews this weekend recommend he might be stored on on the Nou Camp.
The Spaniard, 55, received the La Liga title this season however noticed his aspect crash out of the Champions League in spectacular vogue.
After profitable the first-leg of their semi-final with Liverpool Three-Zero, Barcelona capitulated at Anfield to lose Four-Zero because the wait to reign in Europe goes on.
And to make issues worse, Barca have been overwhelmed 2-1 by Valencia within the Copa del Rey that means they must accept the solitary piece of silverware.
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That has led to some options that they could axe Valverde and try to lure Koeman into the dugout.
The Dutchman joined Barcelona as a participant in 1989 to reunite with former Ajax boss Johan Cruyff.
He spent six years on the membership, profitable 4 league titles and the European Cup in 1992 due to his extra-time free-kick at Wembley.
Koeman returned to Barcelona in 1998 as an assistant to compatriot Louis van Gaal earlier than launching his personal managerial profession.
After spells throughout Europe, together with all of a sudden leaving PSV for Valencia in 2007 after which extra not too long ago with English sides Southampton and Everton, Koeman took the nationwide staff job in 2018.
The Netherlands did not qualify for Euro 2016 or the World Cup in 2018 and Koeman was introduced in to begin the restoration, with a contract till 2022.
He did that by topping their Nations League group with Germany and France to qualify for this week’s finals.
The Oranje face England on Thursday and victory would arrange a remaining with both Portugal or Switzerland.
And Koeman has hit coronary heart set on returning his nation to the place they belong – not simply in main tournaments however difficult to win main them, beginning with Euro 2020.