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Following a successful career in his native Netherlands, as well as spells in Spain and Portugal, Ronald Koeman got his first opportunity to manage in the Barclays Premier League with Southampton after being named as the successor to Mauricio Pochettino in the summer of 2014.
Koeman was a renowned footballer and was capped for Netherlands 78 times, representing his native country at the 1990 and 1994 World Cup. He was also part of the Netherlands squad that won the European Championship in 1988. As a player, Koeman won the European Cup with Feyenood and Barcelona, as well as league titles in the Netherlands and Spain.
The Dutchman started his managerial career in the Netherlands with Vitesse in 2000 and led the club to a UEFA Cup spot, before taking over at Ajax in December 2001. Koeman led the club to the domestic double in his first season and won the Dutch Eredivisie again in the 2003/04 campaign.
Ajax and Koeman parted company in February 2005, but the former Dutch international was back in management ahead of the 2005/06 season with Portuguese side Benfica. Koeman won the Portuguese Super Cup before returning back to his home country to manage PSV Eindhoven to the 2006/07 Eredivisie title.
His success in Netherlands took Koeman to Spain in 2007 where another debut season triumph came the Dutchman’s way in the form of the Copa del Rey with Valencia. Despite winning the Spanish Cup, Valencia parted company with Koeman before the end of the season following a dip in league form and a Champions League campaign that ended early.
AZ Alkmaar followed Valencia for Koeman, but the Dutchman was unable to replicate his accomplishments with previous Eredivisie teams and the two parted company before the 2009/10 season was over.
After 18 months, Koeman returned to management with Feyenoord in a successful three-year spell. Two second place finishes sandwiched a third place in the 2012/13 campaign, before Southampton approached Koeman ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season.