Ronald Koeman has confirmed that there is a clause in his contract with the Netherlands national team that precludes him from taking the Barcelona job until after Euro 2020.
Koeman, who enjoyed a successful spell at Camp Nou as a player, has played an important role in the resurrection of a Netherlands side that is currently top of its qualification group for Euro 2020.
Speaking on the subject of taking over at Barcelona one day, Koeman told Fox Sports: "When I joined the Dutch national team they've asked me whether or not to share the info with everyone, but I don't mind a little white lie once in a while.
"The clause only involves Barcelona and it's only valid for a moment after the Euro 2020. I'm not leaving now. That's 100% sure."
The Netherlands famously failed to qualify for Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup, adding extra significance for the turnaround enacted under Koeman.body check tags ::