Netherlands Manager Ronald Koeman in Hospital With Heart Problems

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman is reported to have been admitted to hospital with heart problems.

The 57-year-old has been in charge of the Dutch national side, who he represented 78 times as a player, since 2018, after his departure from Everton.

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report that he was rushed via ambulance to the Amsterdam Medical Centre on Sunday afternoon, with what appears to have been cardiac problems.

He is said to have undergone ‘cardiac catheterization’ in the care of doctors, but is believed to be in ‘stable’ condition for the time being.

De Telegraaf say that the swift assistance of doctors and paramedics have contributed to a slight improvement in his condition, but it remains a worrying time for Koeman and his wife Bartina.

The Dutch publication note that the improvement in Koeman’s condition means that he could be released from hospital as soon as Monday, but that will depend on how things go over the next few hours.

Koeman was set to lead a strong Netherlands side out at Euro 2020, but the tournament has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

An impressive qualifying campaign saw the Oranje lose just once – to Germany – and win six of their eight matches to storm to the finals, after disappointing in their failure to reach the 2018 World Cup.

Koeman is a celebrated figure in his native Holland, his tenure in the hotseat adding to a stellar playing career during which he marshalled a fearsome Dutch defence.

He helped Rinus Michels’ famous side win the European Championships in 1988, and harboured hopes of repeating that success himself this summer before the Euros were postponed.

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