Ronald Koeman appears again in an intensive interview with Voetbal Worldwide on his appointment as coach of FC Barcelona. He left the Dutch nationwide workforce behind to work for his nice love.
“I’ve by no means hid my relationship with Barcelona”, says Koeman in dialog with VI. “Everybody knew that this membership was at all times on my thoughts, that I wished to work there if the chance got here. It got here final summer time. We sat on the terrace of our new residence, the whole lot had simply been completed and delivered. I had the match. I checked out Bayern Munich, which was 8-2, and advised Bartina that one thing was going to occur on the membership. You already learn that, however in fact I additionally knew from expertise. “
Koeman didn’t have to attend lengthy for the decision from then president Josep Maria Bartomeu. “Are you now?, he requested. He had already tried it in January, however on the time it was not negotiable for me with the European Championship on the door. After which instantly COVID appeared. Sure, I stated to Bartomeu. Now it’s. In January I actually did not need to, could not. The bond with the gamers held me again, I wished to complete the entire course of we had been in to an excellent European Championship. However nonetheless, deep down there was a sense of: will that likelihood ever come once more? “
Koeman struggled to make the choice, particularly due to his good time with the Dutch nationwide workforce. “It has been a tough resolution, . Collectively along with your workers and the gamers you might have put one thing down for the Orange, however on the identical time you might have spent your complete profession attempting to turn out to be a coach of Barcelona. If you have already got the prospect twice. You possibly can’t let go of reaching what you wished a 3rd time. It felt like my time. All that uncertainty, that COVID, the whole lot I’ve skilled up to now 12 months; I believed I ought to take that likelihood. “