Staying for long, Ronald? Holland manager Koeman moves into new place in Barcelona as pressure mounts on Nou Camp boss Quique Setien… having turned down offers from club in January
- Holland boss Ronald Koeman was spotted moving into a new place in Barcelona
- The 57-year-old boss was linked with the hotseat at the Catalan giants in January
- Barcelona appointed Quique Setien as manager but he has come under pressure
Holland manager Ronald Koeman was spotted moving into a new place in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old boss was linked with the hotseat at the Catalan giants when Ernesto Valverde was dismissed back in January.
Barcelona appointed Quique Setien as manager but he has come under pressure in recent weeks.
Holland boss Ronald Koeman was spotted moving into a new place in Barcelona on Tuesday
Koeman, who revealed earlier this month that he turned down offers from Barcelona in January, was seen moving home in the Spanish city this week.
‘I had a call from Barcelona, but I wanted to keep my word and manage the Netherlands in the European Championship,’ he told Catalunya Radio, reported via Marca.
‘I have the possibility to leave after the tournament, but now is not the time to think about that.
Barcelona manager Quique Setien has come under pressure in his position in recent weeks
‘Everyone knows it’s my dream to manage Barcelona, and I hope to have another chance in future.’
Setien has come under fire of late and has called for unity at the Nou Camp amid mounting reports that he has lost the confidence of his players.
The scrutiny has intensified after Barcelona were held to another draw by Atletico Madrid in LaLiga on Tuesday after Celta Vigo picked up a point against them at the weekend.
Koeman revealed he turned down an opportunity to become Barcelona manager in January
Setien’s side missed the chance to move back above rivals Real Madrid to the top of the table and have now played one game more.
Former Everton and Southampton boss Koeman underwent a heart procedure in Amsterdam in May.
He was rushed to hospital with chest complaints and underwent cardiac catheterisation, spending the night in hospital before returning home.
The KNVB released a statement to confirm the treatment had been successful, but Koeman will spend an extended period away from the dugout.