Former Everton coach Ronald Koeman his recuperating in a hospital in Amsterdam after he successfully underwent heart surgery.
The 57-year-old coach who is the current national team manager of the Netherlands was taken to the hospital where he was operated upon after he complained of chest pain.
Ronald Koeman’s wife, Bartina, told a Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that the former Barcelona player was taken to the hospital by an ambulance due to heat-related illness. She confirmed that her husband is now in a stable condition and ready to return home.
According to sources close to the family, the legendary defender and former Barcelona assistant coach will be discharged from the hospital today, May 4, 2020.
“Ronald Koeman was hospitalised on Sunday evening after chest complaints”, A statement from the Dutch football association, the KNVB, says.
“The 57-year-old national team coach of the Dutch national team has undergone a successful cardiac catheterisation and will return home tomorrow. We wish Ronald a lot of strength and improvement.”
No One has beaten Ronald Koeman’s record
Koeman is arguably the most successful defender in world football. He is the highest-scoring defender the world has ever seen. In his professional football career, Koeman scored 207 goals for the 5 clubs he played for and also for his country, in a career total of 602 competitive matches.
Talking about the clubs he played for, the iconic footballer played for the three top clubs in Eredivisie in Netherlands – Groningen, Ajax and PSV.
He also played for Spanish La Liga giants FC Barcelona for 6 seasons before he moved to Feyenoord where he retired from professional football.
In his illustrious career, he won everything in European football including domestic leagues titles of all the leagues he played in, European leagues titles, UEFA Champions League, and two European Championships for the Netherlands. The only height he couldn’t reach was to win the FIFA World Cup for his country.
Since the news broke that he just underwent heart surgery, the clubs he played in and those he has coached had no choice than to send him well wishes.