Barcelona boss Koeman forced to cut press conference short after suffering nose bleed for second time in few weeks

BARCELONA boss Ronald Koeman was forced to interrupt his own press conference today, after suffering a nose bleed.

The Dutchman sat down to take questions ahead of tomorrow's trip to Sevilla in LaLiga.

But he was left cursing in Spanish as he exited to deal with a nose bleed.

This is the second time that such an incident has happened in a Koeman press conference.

Barcelona swiftly confirmed that their manager is fine.

And AS reporter Javi Miguel has revealed that the frequent nose bleeds are a symptom of blood thinners that Koeman must take following his heart operation last year.

The 57-year-old was rushed into hospital last May with heart trouble, where it was revealed that his coronary vein was blocked.

Koeman had to have a tube inserted in order to keep the blood vessel open, before making a full recovery.

The former Everton and Southampton boss agreed to become Barcelona boss three months later.

And things have been tricky for the club icon, amid unrest behind the scenes and with a presidential election looming that could significantly shape the future of the club.


Asked today if he'd be voting, however, Koeman revealed that he'd be leaving it to the club's 'socios' (members).

He said: "The elections? I will not vote because I think I don't have to vote.

"I have to wait, and the socios will decide."

Going into tomorrow's match, Barca sit third in the LaLiga table, having clawed back the gap to leaders Atletico to just five points.

They are on the brink of Champions League elimination, however, having been thumped 4-1 by Paris Saint-Germain last week.

And they were previously knocked out of the Copa del Rey by tomorrow's opponents Sevilla, with their season now seemingly hanging on league performance.

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