Former defender Koeman admits his dream is to coach Barcelona

Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman has admitted that his dream is to ultimately coach Barcelona.

However, for now, he is focused on the Netherlands, and is happy with his relationship and progress with the national team.

“I had a phone call [from Barca], as I’ve explained many times. But I want to keep my word with the national team, I thought we’d have Euro 2020 this summer,” Koeman told Catalunya Radio.

“I’m happy with how things are with the national team and for me, that’s the most important thing at the moment. None of us know what will happen in the future.

“In my contract, there is a clause that will let me leave the national team job after the Euros but now’s not the time to be thinking about that. Everyone knows it’s my dream to coach Barca.

“Hopefully I might have the opportunity to do so in the future. But as always, that depends on your performance and successes as a coach – you need a lot of experience to coach a team like Barca.”

Koeman has won 4 La Liga titles during his time with Barcelona.

“It’s really difficult for me to say what I think about Barca,” said Koeman.

“Today’s Barca isn’t the same as [Pep] Guardiola’s, but it’s still a fantastic team.

“Because of [Frenkie] De Jong, I’ve been watching more of their games. I hope they go on to win La Liga. As for the Champions League, they’ll need to improve to be in a chance of winning it.”

Question is, will it be Xavi or Koeman after Setien?

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