Injured De Jong named in preliminary Dutch squad for Euro 2024

Fri, 17 May 2024 - 08:59 GMT

De Jong has not played for Barcelona in almost a month due to an ankle injury but will be given time to prove his fitness, while Saudi Arabia-based Wijnaldum, 33, made a return to the national team in March following a nine-month absence.

Croatia showed Dutch where they need to improve, says Koeman

Thu, 15 Jun 2023 - 05:00 GMT

The Dutch scored a stoppage-time equaliser to force extra time, but the wily Croats, who finished third at last year's World Cup, scored twice in the extra 30 minutes to set up a decider against Italy or Spain.

'Fed up' Koeman hanging on to Barcelona job by a thread

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 - 10:15 GMT

The former Everton and Netherlands coach refused to answer a question about his relationship with Laporta, simply saying: "I am still here."

Sacking Koeman will not fix Barcelona's problems, says De Jong

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 12:43 GMT

Barcelona President Joan Laporta backed Koeman last week but said the board would not shirk tough decisions if they needed to be made.

Barcelona continue post-Messi era after strong start

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - 12:05 GMT

Ronald Koeman's Barca beat Real Sociedad 4-2 last weekend despite the shock of seeing Messi leave for Paris Saint-Germain.

Koeman says Barcelona can't live in the past as season starts

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 02:42 GMT

Koeman said on Saturday that he was "excited about the team" and urged them to avoid "living in the past" ahead of the first Liga match.

Xavi reveals reasons behind rejecting an offer to coach Barcelona

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 04:35 GMT

The former Barcelona captain has always been a strong candidate for the job but he rejected to fill the position at Barcelona twice.

Koeman to miss crucial title clashes after two-match ban for referee 'disrespect'

Sat, 01 May 2021 - 08:24 GMT

The Spanish Football Federation on Friday banned him for two games after the Dutchman was sent off during his team's 2-1 defeat at Granada.

Koeman announces squad for Real Sociedad’s game

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 03:56 GMT

Barcelona aim to get the three points and keep chasing the leaders, Atletico Madrid, who are topping the table with 4 clear points.

We never threw away the Cup, says proud Barca boss Koeman

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 11:27 GMT

Koeman praised his side for their never-say-die attitude after they reached the Copa del Rey final with a 3-0 win after extra-time over Sevilla.

Koeman wants new signings to strengthen Barca squad

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 11:56 GMT

Koeman and his players are expecting a tough night in Bilbao when they face the city’s giants, Athletic Bilbao.

Koeman: You have to respect Messi’s decision

Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 07:04 GMT

Messi returned to Barcelona’s squad for the match against Huesca after missing the team’s draw with Eibar last week.

Difficult for Barca to win league, admits Koeman after Eibar draw

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 10:19 GMT

Koeman said his side would find it difficult to win the La Liga title after they ended a traumatic 2020 with a 1-1 draw at home to minnows Eibar on Tuesday.

Barcelona's Coutinho to undergo knee surgery

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 03:24 GMT

Coutinho is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining an injury during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Eibar, the Spanish club said on Wednesday.

Koeman has few fond memories of Valencia

Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 12:36 GMT

Koeman has called Valencia a difficult club to manage as he prepares to face his former team for the first time.

Koeman believes that Barcelona can win LaLiga

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 11:15 GMT

Lionel Messi scored his team’s winning goal over Levante after 75 minutes to save Barcelona from another negative result.

Griezmann and Alba lead Barca stroll past Ferencvaros

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:32 GMT

Barcelona out-classed Ferencvaros and eased their way to a 3-0 away win on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive Champions League victory.

Xavi can be Barca's Alex Ferguson, says presidential hopeful

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 01:25 GMT

Font believes luring former midfield great Xavi Hernandez back to the club would spark another golden age for the Catalans.

Messi at the double against Betis after starting on bench

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 10:17 GMT

Messi came off the bench to score twice and lead Barcelona to a 5-2 home victory over Real Betis on Saturday.

Koeman concerned about Barca wastefulness

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 - 11:55 GMT

Koeman cursed his side’s profligacy after they drew 1-1 at Alaves on Saturday, dropping points for the fourth game in a row in La Liga.