Van Hanegem stunned: ‘But not millions, I had flown home’

Willem van Hanegem followed the soap around Ronald Koeman with bewilderment. If De Kromme had been in the shoes of the FC Barcelona trainer, he would have thanked long ago for the honor, he writes in his weekly column.
Koeman doesn‘t know at this moment whether he will be the final manager at Camp Nou next season. The talks with President Joan Laporta โ€” who seems to want another trainer โ€” are running, but it is still completely unclear which direction it is going. On Friday, the soap opera took a remarkable turn: Lapporta announced that Koeman had been hospitalized, but the trainer’s representatives denied this in all the keys.
Van Hanegem has followed the news headshaking. โ€œHow they deal with Ronald Koeman there, that‘s almost unimaginable. Until even suggest that his heart would not be all right, ‘writes De Kromme. Van Hanegem understands that Koeman remains combative and does not step out of his own accord: the legendary old Feyenoorder himself would have gone long ago. โ€œNot millions, but I would never let people treat me like that. Certainly not if after a miserable period of time I had visibly helped the club forward again. I had flown home and greetings.โ€