- Ronald Koeman abandons press conference after suffering nose bleeding
- This is the second time the Dutchman will be encountering such a setback
- Barcelona face-off with Sevilla on Saturday, February 27 as the la Liga title chase hots up
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Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman was forced to end his press conference in preparation for Sevilla match abruptly due to nose bleeding.
The Dutchman was already seated to entertain questions from the media before the incident repeated itself having already occurred once since he took over at Camp Nou last summer.
He had no choice but to excuse himself and take care of his bleeding nose while the club swiftly confirmed that their manager is fine.
SunSport quoting AS reporter Javi Miguel report that the frequent nose bleeds are a symptom of blood thinners that Koeman must take following his heart operation last year.
Sources claim that the 57-year-old was rushed to the hospital last May with heart trouble, where it was revealed that his coronary vein was blocked.
However, in a bid to make full recovery, they had to pass a tube in order to keep the blood vessel open and three months later, he took the Barca top job.
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.
When asked if he would be voting, the former midfielder immediately replied that he will be leaving the members to get that done. 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."
Barcelona will have to do better than they are currently doing to avoid a repeat of last season when they failed to win any title.
Koeman's men are on the brink of Champions League exit after 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of their rounds of 16 game.
Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Nigerian captain Austin Okocha believes Mohamed Salah appears to have overstayed his welcome at Liverpool after a disappointing season.
The Reds won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years last season but are a shadow of themselves this term as they sit sixth on the log with 40 points, 19 behind Manchester City.
Okocha has however urged that the Egyptian join Barcelona if the opportunity presents itself at the end of this season.
Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.
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