Ronald Koeman: I would reject Barcelona to stay at Feyenoord

The 48-year-old insists he is happy at the Rotterdam side and says he would turn down the chance to coach the European and world champions to remain with the Dutch side

Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman has no intention of leaving the Rotterdam club before the end of his contract, insisting he would turn down the opportunity to coach Barcelona in order to remain with the Dutch giants.

Koeman recently signed a one-year extension which will tie him to the club until 2013 and the former Feyenoord player says he will not leave the Eredivisie side before his current deal expires.

The absence of a release clause in the contract fuelled speculation that Koeman could replace Bert van Marwijk as Netherlands coach if the latter decides to leave his post in the near future but the 48-year-old dismissed such claims.

"You don't insert a clause like that in a one-year deal. That wouldn't be right,” the former Netherlands international told AD Sportwereld.

“I could not be clearer than this: even if Barcelona offered me a job, I would stay at De Kuip.

“I signed for only one year because it fits in with modern football. You see it more often these days.”

Feyenoord return to league action this weekend when they face VVV on Sunday.