Ronald Koeman thankful for sup...


Ronald Koeman thankful for support following hospital release

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Ronald Koeman has thanked the doctors who helped him through his heart scare, following his release from hospital. 

The 57-year old was admitted at the weekend after complaining of chest pains.

The Dutch FA (KNVB) confirmed on Sunday that Koeman had undergone a procedure on his heart, saying, "The 57-year-old national team coach of the Dutch national team has undergone a successful cardiac catheterisation".

Having initially thought he'd be kept in hospital until Monday, Koeman was kept under observation until his release on Thursday.

Koeman's father Martin died of a heart-attack at the age of 75 in 2013.

The Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven legend tweeted to express his gratitude upon his release: "That was a bit of a scare, last weekend.

"For myself, of course, but especially for my family, and for my friends. Fortunately, the AMC doctors were quick to help me and acted wonderfully, for which I am very grateful.

"Such an event really helps bring you down to earth."

Koeman added, "It was fantastic for me to see how many people showed compassion.

"And how many sweet messages I have received. From acquaintances from the football world, from clubs.

"But also from complete strangers. That really meant a lot to me and I would like to thank everyone for that!

"Meanwhile I feel fit as a fiddle again. And that means that I will be back giving it my all, as soon as the ball starts rolling again. Once again: Thank you to everyone who supported me.

"We'll meet again soon!"

Koeman isn't due back on the touchline until September, when the Netherlands are scheduled to face Poland (September 4) and Italy (September 7) in the UEFA Nations League.

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