Koeman fires back over health concerns after Barcelona boss was hospitalised

Ronald Koeman has sent a message to his Twitter followers after Barcelona president Joan Laporta told a press conference over a "worrying scare" regarding the health of the manager.

The former Everton and Netherlands boss was said to have been taken to hospital on Thursday, with Spanish media reporting of an anxiety attack following the end of the La Liga season.

Last summer, Koeman was admitted to a hospital in Amsterdam with "chest complaints", and subsequently underwent successful surgery and returned to the dugout.

President Joan Laporta provided an update on the Dutchman's condition at a press conference on Friday, following confusion over his position ahead of the new campaign.

He said: "Yesterday he [Koeman] gave us a worrying scare. He had to go to the hospital.

"Luckily he's fine. I told him…calm down, we are speaking with absolute respect."

Koeman then wrote: "Don’t believe anything you hear. I am healthy, that’s all that matters in life!"

The 58-year-old has been linked with the exit door following a tricky season, but he did manage to lead the club to Copa del Rey glory.

Laporta said of Koeman's future on Friday: "Due to the admiration we have for Koeman and the respect we have for him as a professional, we said that at the end of the season we would evaluate him.

"We had a meeting and now we have set a date for next week to finalise the decision. He has one more year on his contract.

"I want the understanding and acceptance of everyone involved in this project. I can tell Ronald what I think and vice versa; he can tell me, always with respect.

"I have told him what I had to tell him: that we are evaluating and analysing the season.

"We have a clear and direct relationship. He is a coach who was already there, he has one more year."

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