Ronald Koeman commits his future at Everton
Ronald Koeman is happy at Everton and doesn’t want to join Barcelona as their new manager.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman reaffirmed his commitment to Everton on Thursday – thus ending the speculations of a move to his former club FC Barcelona.
Koeman, who took over at Goodison Park in June, has always expressed his desire to manage the Spanish Giants.
But Koeman isn’t eyeing a Barca move in near future as he wants to see out his three-year contract.
Ronald Koeman ended this speculations while addressing the reporters ahead of Everton’s league trip to Swansea City. “There’s no chance that I’ll leave Everton before the end of my contract” the Dutchman told the reporters.He added – “I am really happy to be in Everton, I am looking forward for next season.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barcelona’s first European Cup triumph at Wembley Stadium, when Koeman scored the winner against Italy’s Sampdoria. FC Barcelona have now 5 European Cups in their kitty.
Everton are currently sitting on the 7th position in Premier League with 58 points from 35 games and are out of the title race.
Koeman has promised that new players will be bought to help challenge next season for a Champions League place. He said “Already in this season we showed we are but not close enough”. He added “We know what we need to improve and to make this team stronger. We’re going to strengthen as best as possible to try and reach the Champions League next season.”
Koeman also confirmed that out-of-favour Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone would be leaving. “Arouna has finished his contract and will leave the club at the end of the season,” he said.
Kone was linked to Crystal Palace during the last January transfer window.