Register Login Scores

International Boss Has 'Barca Clause' In His Contract

With FC Barcelona's manager currently in his third year as the club's boss, it has now reportedly been revealed that a high-profile international coach has a clause in his contract that would allow him to take charge of the Catalan giants in 2020.

Messi: Why I Don't Talk About Myself Like Ronaldo

Three to four years is the usual cycle for a manager at the Blaugrana, and with Ernesto Valverde in his third season at the moment, many are wondering if the club might decide to go in a different direction next year. 

Marca has now reported that Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause in his deal that would allow him to leave his post if clubs were to approach him, which seemed to be confirmed by the Dutch Football Federation's sporting director, Nico-Jan Hoogma. 

Post Selfie’s On Soccer Laduma’s Social Media App & Earn Airtime and more! Download Now

"Agreements were reached in this regard (for Koeman to leave), but (teams) would have to pay to do so," he told Fox Sports. 

The former Everton boss was heavily linked with the Catalans before Valverde was appointed in 2017, as well as when the Spaniard's job appeared under threat following the Spanish giants' UEFA Champions League semi-final exit last season. 

Hoogma also stated that Koeman has never hidden his desire to return to Barca, a club he once played for, as a coach. 

"Ronald has always indicated that he wants to be a coach at Barcelona one day," Hoogma added.

"We'll see what happens."

11 Famous African Families In Football

Koeman, himself, has also insisted he will not commit his long-term future to the Dutch national side. 

Do you think Koeman would do well at Barca? Let us know in the comments section below. 

nextarticle

Mourinho Aims Dig At Solskjaer

comments

Top 5

Middendorp: Football Is A Contact Sport...

104 Nov 12, 2019 07:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Frustrated CR7 Storms Off Pitch, Leaves Stadium? Sarri Responds

53 Nov 11, 2019 08:42 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

29 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

55 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

55 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

41 Epic Images From Chiefs Dramatic Derby Victory

20 Nov 10, 2019 12:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Frustrated CR7 Storms Off Pitch, Leaves Stadium? Sarri Responds

53 Nov 11, 2019 08:42 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Middendorp: Goal-Posts & Tactically, This Is Nonsense

195 Nov 09, 2019 07:46 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp Responds To ‘Thuggish Behaviour’ Remarks

154 Nov 10, 2019 12:56 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

87 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad