Ronald Koeman speaks out after emergency heart procedure

‘I had a scare last weekend – you realise what matters in life’: Ronald Koeman speaks out after being rushed to hospital for an emergency heart procedure

  • Ronald Koeman  underwent cardiac catheterisation in Amsterdam on Sunday
  • The former Southampton and Everton boss has spoken out of his experience
  • He paid tribute to the medics who attended to him and said he feels ‘great’ 

Ronald Koeman has spoken out for the first time after being rushed to hospital in Amsterdam for an emergency heart procedure.

‘I had a scare last weekend,’ Koeman wrote on Twitter. ‘Me, but especially my family and my friends. Fortunately, the doctors at AMC Hospital helped me quickly and phenomenally. I’m very grateful to you.

‘As a result of this event you realise what really matters in life. It has been wonderful for me to see so many people moved by this fact. I have received many loving messages.

Ronald Koeman has spoken out for the first time after an emergency heart procedure

‘Well-known people from the world of football, from clubs, and from totally unknown people. This has lifted my spirits and I want to thank everyone! 

‘At this moment I feel great. Which means that I can face things with a lot of energy, as soon as the ball rolls again. 

‘Again: thanks to all of you who have supported me. See you again soon!’

The 57-year-old, who managed Southampton and Everton in the Premier League before taking over his country, Holland, almost two years ago, was rushed to hospital on Sunday evening where he underwent cardiac catheterisation. 

That involves the placement of a long, thin tube into a vein or artery and is typically performed without general anaesthetic. 

Everton, who Koeman used to manage, were quick to wish the Dutchman a full recovery

Liverpool and Holland midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum took to Twitter to wish Koeman well

Everton posted a message of support for the former Barcelona defender, tweeting: ‘Everyone at #EFC would like to wish former boss @RonaldKoeman a speedy recovery.’

France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who played under Koeman for both the Toffees and the Saints was also quick to react. ‘Prayers are with you! Stay strong @RonaldKoeman,’ he wrote.

Holland and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also added on Twitter: ‘Wishing you soon recovery coach.’  

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