Ronald Koeman talks about Dutch job and Memphis Depay


Ronald Koeman has said he would happily take the Netherlands job should it become available.

The Everton boss just left Southampton to assume control at Goodison Park in June but says if his nation came calling he would not turn them down at any cost.

Koeman told Fox Sports“Coaching Netherlands remains one of my ambitions. But I think every coach would like that.

“If I get the chance to coach Netherlands, I would like to take that chance.”

The Former Southampton also told his disappointment of not being selected as a Dutch National coach but said he doesn’t have any grudge.

“I was keen to take the job in 2014 after my time with Feyenoord and I felt the time was right. They went for Hiddink instead and will have had their reasons for it.

“Time has shown that was not the best choice. But I do not hold a grudge against anyone over it. I would not turn down the job because of what happened in 2014. This is all in the past now.” 

Depay to Everton ?

Koeman has also expressed his desire to sign out-of-favor Manchester United winger Memphis Depay in January.

When asked if he would be keen to sign Depay Koeman told Fox sports: “I would like to have him.

“I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games.”

He also added: “At the start of his time at Manchester United, he showed how good he is.”

Koeman said he had also tried to sign Depay when he was in charge of Southampton after his blistering season at PSV but added: “He chose Manchester United, which was a logical choice.”

The Dutchman has played only 20 minutes of Premier League football this season and Koeman has admitted that he would like to see him playing games.Depay signed for United from Feyenoord in £25million in May 2015 and remains under contract in Manchester until the summer of 2019.However, he soon fell down the pecking order under Louis van Gaal and the situation became even worse when Mourinho took over in the summer.

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