Ronald Koeman’s agent has confirmed that the Netherlands boss is in a stable condition in hospital, after being forced to undergo emergency heart surgery.
Concerning reports surrounding Koeman’s wellbeing first began to circulate earlier this evening.
Dutch outlet De Telegraaf revealed that the 57-year-old had been rushed to hospital in an ambulance, news later confirmed by wife Bartina.
Koeman was subsequently forced to undergo emergency surgery on his heart.
Rob Jansen, the Dutch tactician’s representative, went on to confirm that an ambulance was originally called after Koeman complained of pains in his chest brought on by cycling.
Thankfully, speaking to NOS, Jansen added that the Oranje boss is now in a stable condition, and did not suffer any serious harm.
As such, the hope is that Koeman will be given the green light to return home on Monday.
Koeman is of course best known in England for his stints spent managing Everton and Southampton in the Premier League.
The 57-year-old also enjoyed a glittering playing career, during which he lined out for the likes of Ajax, PSV and Barcelona, as well as racking up 78 caps for the Netherlands.
‘A speedy recovery’
Many, including the Dutch football association, have since taken to social media to wish Koeman the best in his recovery:
Dat is schrikken. Gelukkig gaat het alweer wat beter.
Veel sterkte en beterschap, coach 🧡 pic.twitter.com/HfisJxgLrj
— KNVB (@KNVB) May 3, 2020
— Everton (@Everton) May 3, 2020
Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has been hospitalised with heart problems
Get well soon 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Y4JfSDQkIc
— Goal (@goal) May 3, 2020