Ronald Koeman claims he could join Barcelona after Euro 2020

Could Koeman return to the Camp Nou?

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has claimed that he could join Barcelona, but only after the European Championships next summer.

Koeman has had a pretty up and down few years in management.

The Dutch manager impressed during his time at Southampton, securing Europa League football during his tenure.

However, his spell at Everton was less than impressive.

Despite a positive first season, Koeman was sacked in his second campaign due to a shambolic start.

He then managed to secure the Netherlands national team job, where he has somewhat rebuilt the team after their recent downfall.

Now, he’s been speaking about a possible exit next summer.

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Head coach Ernesto Valverde of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on May 13, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

‘It is a possibility, but only after Euro 2020’

After recently revealing a release clause in his Netherlands contract, Koeman has claimed that it ‘is a possibility’ that he joins Barcelona next summer.

The clause supposedly means he would be able to leave his current position and join Barcelona after the European Championships without his new club paying any compensation.

Ernesto Valverde has been under intense pressure after what has been a lacklustre start to the season at the Camp Nou.

While Koeman didn’t want to speak too much on the possibility of a move, he did admit that it’s possible.

‘(Joining Barcelona) is a possibility, but only after Euro 2020,’ Koeman explained, as quoted by the Mail.

‘I don’t know if I’ll keep (talking about the Barcelona role) in the future because it’s a bit strange to speak about the possibility of going to the club while you’re the Netherlands coach.’

 

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