Ronald Koeman, Everton manager who is in his first season in charge having arrived from Southampton in the summer has frequently been linked with a return to his old club since Luis Enrique announced he was stepping down at the end of the season.
The former Netherlands defender, who spent six years at the Nou Camp between 1989 and 1995, Ronald Koeman admits he dreams of managing Barcelona.
“Everyone knows that I am from Barca, they know my love for a club where I grew up as a player and as a person,” he told Catalan newspaper Sport.
“In football, as in life, as in business, everything can be talked about and discussed.
“In my life as a professional coach I have two dreams to fulfil. One, coach my country, Holland [he was previously assistant to Guus Hiddink for the 1998 World Cup].
“My other wish, my other dream, is to one day coach Barca. That’s the truth.
“I now owe Everton. We have a very powerful and exciting project and we will reinforce our best to try to reach next season the Champions League.”