Koeman Plans For 'Good Business' This Summer

Ronald Koeman says his mobile phone will constantly be by his side during the close-season break so the Blues can press ahead with the planned “good business” during the summer transfer window.

Koeman believes it is important he finds time to recharge over the course of the next month - but plotting for the 2017/18 season will never be too far from his mind whilst he is spending time away from USM Finch Farm.

The manager, coaching staff, first-team squad - and any new signings - will reconvene on Merseyside to begin the pre-season preparations on July 3.

Koeman told evertontv: “On one side I will take a holiday and relax but, on the other side, as a manager it is totally different than as a football player because everyone knows we would like to do some good [transfer] business. 

“I will have my mobile phone close to me so if there is anything we need to discuss or I need to get a flight, I am available. 

“You need a break. You need to relax because it’s a long season in the Premier League. 

“I have that experience as a manager - I can deal with it, having a good holiday but also having thoughts of next season.”
Koeman had already spoken about attack-minded players being top of his shopping list, a point he reiterated. 

“A clear objective will be to bring in players who will have more productivity,” he added. “I expect that we can change that for next season. 

“If we can do the business we want to do this summer, the team for next season will be really strong, I believe.”

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