Ronald Koeman has branded reports linking him with the manager’s job at Chelsea as “bulls**t”.
The Daily Mirror claimed an exclusive on Saturday morning that Koeman wanted to take over at Chelsea in the near future, with the Dutchman hoping his compatriot Guus Hiddink would be an “influence” on the decision.
Koeman told journalists on Friday: “If Guus puts a good word in for me, that would be a big influence. I always want to achieve the highest possible level. That has happened in Holland and that’s what I’d really like to achieve abroad.”
Speaking after Southampton beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford, Koeman rubbished such claims.
“It’s all bulls**t,” Koeman said when asked on the reports. “I’m very happy at Southampton. There is still one year left on my contract.