Koeman undergoes urgent heart surgery

Sunday, 3 May, 2020 26comments  |  Jump to last

Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman had to have heart surgery this weekend after being rushed to hospital with chest pains.

The Dutch FA confirmed that the current Netherlands head coach's surgery was a success.

"Ronald Koeman was hospitalised on Sunday evening after chest complaints," a statement from the KNVB said.

"The 57-year-old 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."


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Paul Hewitt
1 Posted 03/05/2020 at 21:17:21
Not a great manager for us. But I really hope he's okay.
Paul O'Neill
2 Posted 03/05/2020 at 21:17:39
Get well soon, Rob! 👍💙
Bob Hannigan
3 Posted 03/05/2020 at 21:30:56
Anyone have an email address where one can send some information to him with a bit of 411?

I had a similar procedure.

Karl Masters
4 Posted 03/05/2020 at 22:41:02
Hope he recovers soon. It wasn't all bad under him (4-0 v Man City).
Jack Convery
5 Posted 04/05/2020 at 01:40:46
Get well soon. The only manager who appeared to have the hex on Pep.
Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 04/05/2020 at 05:19:20
And somebody said that, if he did have one, then he kept it in Oumar's locker. Let's hope it is only an easily unblocked artery.
Bob Parrington
7 Posted 04/05/2020 at 06:13:31
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, Ron!
Bobby Mallon
8 Posted 04/05/2020 at 08:11:02
Get well soon, Ronald.
Phil Sammon
9 Posted 04/05/2020 at 08:24:24
Scary stuff. Hope he gets through it okay.
Harry Wallace
10 Posted 04/05/2020 at 09:03:25
Good luck, Ronald. Hope all goes well with surgery.
Paul O'Neill
11 Posted 04/05/2020 at 09:17:03
I meant "Get Well, Ron." 🤦‍♂️ Damn autocorrect. 💙
Ajay Gopal
12 Posted 04/05/2020 at 12:15:27
I wish him a full recovery, but he and Sam Allardyce are the only 2 managers that I did not warm up to in my years of following the Blues. He just did not seem to 'get' Everton.

I fell out with him the day he told Lukaku that, if he wanted to be regarded as one of the very best footballers, then he would have to leave Everton! I still cannot believe that we employed a manager who made this statement to the press:

"If Romelu was to play at Everton until the end of his career, I know he has left something (behind). His potential is greater and higher than Everton as a final destination."

Jim Bennings
13 Posted 04/05/2020 at 12:46:06
Get well soon Ronald.

We weren't right for eachother at the end of the day but when all is said and done finishing 7th in his first season wasn't so terrible considering the last 6 years of turbulence.

Wish him well on his recovery.

Steve Ferns
14 Posted 04/05/2020 at 13:08:46
Get well soon, Ronald.
Danny Broderick
15 Posted 04/05/2020 at 19:37:24
It just didn't work out for him here. Him and Steve Walsh were obviously a bad combination.

I'm still far from convinced by the Director of Football model – but he did a good job at Southampton before us, and is currently doing a good job with Holland. I wish him well.

Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 04/05/2020 at 19:48:26
Best Wishes and a full recovery to Ronald.
Bob Hannigan
17 Posted 05/05/2020 at 19:23:33
Ajay Gopal #12, unfortunately I felt that way about Wayne Rooney just prior to his transfer to Man Utd. At the time, however, we were in a “somewhat better position” in the Lukaku era than the time Rooney left.
John Pickles
18 Posted 07/05/2020 at 14:07:12
I too wish him a total and speedy recovery, but let's be clear, in their brief time at the club, Koeman and Walsh wasted more of Everton's money than, I should think, any one else in it's history. We are still suffering from it's effects.
Kieran Kinsella
19 Posted 07/05/2020 at 15:02:55
Lads come it's probably not the thread to revisit the criticism of his reign. Best wishes Ronald
John Davies
20 Posted 08/05/2020 at 00:21:23
Too much horrible stuff going on in the world today. I hope he is well soon. I'm not interested in posting any negative stuff, unlike others, regardless of circumstances. Pack it in guys.
Danny ONeill
21 Posted 09/05/2020 at 14:04:31
Not a great spell as manager for Everton but sometimes things don't work out right? What a player in his day and possessed a thunderbolt of a strike on him considering he was a defender.

Best wishes.

John Davies
22 Posted 10/05/2020 at 20:37:41
I hope he gets well soon. However I don't think he gave a damn about Everton, he couldn't wait to leave, and manage Barcelona. I know he used to leave the training ground as early as possible so he could play golf.
John Davies
23 Posted 14/05/2020 at 19:15:11
John Davies #22 is not me (John Davies #20).
Both JD's but a difference of attitude on this thread.
Liam Reilly
24 Posted 14/05/2020 at 20:36:52
So OK, get well soon Ronald.

Think he was shafted by not getting the striker he wanted. His autobiography will be interesting to see who authorised the spending on the motley crew.

Bill Gienapp
25 Posted 16/05/2020 at 21:35:10
I think we tend to forget how promising things looked during Koeman's first season - 61 points with a mismatched squad that was in the process of being overhauled is nothing to sneeze at. A couple of really nice results too, mostly notably the wins over City and Arsenal. Plus he delivered European football.

Unfortunately, I think the scattergun recruitment process and his ill-defined working relationship with Walsh had a lot more to do with his downfall than his managerial abilities. Ultimately things didn't work out, but I wish him well during his recovery.

Peter Gorman
26 Posted 16/05/2020 at 21:40:23
Bill, I think you forget how much his comments about Lukaku wasting his career at Everton really pissed off the fanbase. Happened within a few months of him arriving, give or take.

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