Ronald Koeman with serious gesture


Koeman's 'darts' to Barça after assuming his new position

Published:23/01/2023 - 21:28h

Updated:23/01/2023 - 21:28h

As was planned since April last year, Ronald Koeman took over as head coach of the Netherlands on Monday, replacing Louis van Gaal. In his presentation, the coach made it clear that he no longer follows FC Barcelona

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Low countries has officially new seleccionador. Ronald Koeman assumed the charge this Monday in replacement of Louis go Gaal, as it was foreseen from did almost a year after the imminent retreat of the trainer of 71 years. In his presentation, the ex technician of the FC Barcelona took advantage of to send a pair of 'darts' to the group culé, of the cual went out by the rear door in October of 2021.

"No longer I see the parties of the Barça", admitted the míster Dutch. Koeman Was destituido on 27 October 2021 after falling by the minimum in Vallecas in front of the Ray (1-0). In total, his balance was of 39 victories, 12 ties and 16 defeats in 67 official parties, with an effectiveness of the 64.18 % and winning a title in a year and three months like trainer culé, the Glass of the King 2020-21 (4-0 in front of the Athletic Bilbao in Seville).

Besides, the also ex player blaugrana manifested his joy by the exit of Memphis Depay. "I am very happy of his change. It was not comfortable with his situation in the Barcelona and now will have the time of necessary game to arrive to his best level", said the one of Lena. Depay Arrived free to the Barça in the summer of 2021 for suplir the drop of Leo Messi and finish leaving around 3 million euros in box with his course to the group 'colchonero' after adding 14 goals and a pair of assistances in 42 apparitions.

Koeman Criticised to Go Gaal in his presentation

On the other hand, Koeman took advantage of to leave a 'stick' to his predecessor headed by the 'Orange'. "Louis was invicto in his 20 parties in his place. It would be genial if I also could do this, but want to do it of another way". In this sense, admitted that "during the World-wide there was many times that I said me: 'This has to change!'", by which expects to return to the traditional diagram of the Dutch football, the 4-3-3.

"The idea is to go back to the ancient system, with four defences and no longer five", explained the technician that returns to the charge that had abandoned in 2020 to assume the bench culé. His agreement with Low Countries will extend until the Glass of the World of 2026 and, as main aim, promised ganar "a big title" with the selection to "show that I can be a trainer that succeeds in an important tournament".

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