Ronald Koeman

Manager Profile


Personal Details

Country of Birth
Netherlands Netherlands
Date of Birth
Premier League Seasons
Premier League Debut Match
Liverpool (a),
17 August 2014, Lost 1 - 2

Manager Bio

Ronald Koeman has managed twice in the Premier League, with Southampton and Everton.

Koeman was a renowned footballer and was capped for the Netherlands on 78 occasions, representing his country at the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the Netherlands squad that lifted the UEFA European Championship in 1988.

Capable of playing as a defender and a midfielder, Koeman also won the European Cup with PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona, as well as league titles in the Eredivisie and La Liga. 

The Dutchman started his managerial career with Vitesse in 2000 and led the club to a UEFA Cup spot before taking over at Ajax in December 2001.

Koeman helped his next side achieve 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 Netherlands international was back in management ahead of the 2005/06 season with 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 the 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.

AZ Alkmaar followed Valencia for Koeman, but the Dutchman was unable to replicate his accomplishments with previous Eredivisie teams and the two went their separate ways 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 ahead of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

His first term at St Mary’s Stadium ended in success with Southampton finishing seventh, resulting in a place for the qualification stages of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League.

In the following campaign, Koeman guided the Saints to sixth place - their highest finish and points total in Premier League history.

The Dutchman departed Southampton shortly after 2015/16 campaign ended to become Roberto Martinez's successor at Everton for the 2016/17 season.

Koeman led the Toffees to a 7th place finish and Europa League qualification in his first season in charge, but a difficult start to the 2017/18 campaign led to the two departing company in October 2017.

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