RONALD KOEMAN: It's my dream to coach Barcelona

RONALD KOEMAN: It's my dream to coach Barcelona

The Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he is eyeing a chance to coach Barcelona in the future. 

The Dutchman said that "everyone knows it's my dream to coach Barcelona" but insisted that his current focus is on 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.

Koeman was previously linked with a move to Camp Nou in January after Ernesto Valverde was sacked but the La Liga champions eventually settled on Quique Setien.

The former Southampton boss previously stated that the Netherlands contract had a clause allowing to depart for Camp Nou after the Euro 2020, which have now been pushed to next year. 

"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."