Netherlands coach Koeman undergoes heart procedure

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman (pic below) underwent a heart procedure on Sunday at a hospital in Amsterdam after feeling pain in his chest, his management company said in a statement.

The 57-year-old coach, who has also managed Premier League clubs Southampton and Everton, underwent a successful “heart catheterisation” and returned home yesterday, his management company Wasserman said. It did not elaborate on the nature of the procedure and nor did the Dutch football association.

Dutch national broadcaster NOS cited Koeman’s business manager Rob Jansen, as saying that the former Barcelona player was hospitalised after feeling chest pain after a bike ride.

“We are shocked and wish him a good recovery,” the Dutch national team’s spokesman Bas Ticheler told The Associated Press.