Bolo Zenden makes prediction about Ronald Koeman's Southampton future

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Bolo Zenden believes Ronald Koeman still stay at Southampton for now - but could be a future Netherlands manager.

Former Dutch international Bolo Zenden is quoted by Four Four Two as saying that he doesn't believe Ronald Koeman will leave Southampton right now, but thinks he could be a future Netherlands boss.

Dutch football is in turmoil, as just two years after finishing in third place at the 2014 World Cup under Louis van Gaal, they have now missed out on qualification for next summer's European Championships.

A fourth placed finish in Group A behind Turkey, Czech Republic and Iceland means that the Netherlands won't be at Euro 2016 in France, and after Guus Hiddink was sacked, Danny Blind's place as manager is already in doubt.

What isn't in doubt is who Netherlands fans would want if Blind loses his job - Ronald Koeman. The Southampton boss hit 14 goals in 78 games for De Oranje during his playing days, and his exploits with the Saints have triggered interest in his services.

Many Dutch supporters want Koeman in charge of the national team, but given how impressive he has been with Southampton ever since his move from Feyenoord in 2014, it seems unlikely that Koeman would give that up for a shot on the international stage.

Now, former Dutch international midfielder Zenden - who played in the Premier League for Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Sunderland - is quoted by Four Four Two as saying that whilst he predicts Koeman will stay at Southampton for now, a future move to manage the Dutch national team isn't out of the question.

"The name of Ronald Koeman has been mentioned, but he's not going to move now," said Zenden. "I don't think this is the time to try and get Ronald Koeman in. He will probably [be one for the job] in the future," he added.

After losing Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs in 2014, many Saints fans worried that the club couldn't find a true successor, but Koeman has been just that - and those supporters will now be praying that the Dutchman stays in charge rather than leaves just like Pochettino did.

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