Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman's representatives have hit out at club president Joan Laporta for suggesting that the Dutchman suffered an anxiety attack.
Koeman visited the hospital for a routine health check-up, but Laporta, who is holding talks with the 55-year-old over his future at Camp Nou, claimed the coach suffered an "episode", but his agent insisted the comments were "total nonsense".
Laporta said at a press conference on Friday: "He had an episode that meant he had to go to the hospital, but he's well. I called him".
Koeman, who suffered a heart attack in 2020, told fans on Twitter: "Don’t believe anything you hear. I am healthy, that’s all that matters in life!"
And Rob Jansen, Koeman's agent, took to social media to hit out at the Barca president. "Imagine: I want to marry you, but I have doubts," he posted, in a tweet that has since been deleted. He added, "Give me two weeks to find a better partner. If I can't find the right person, we will get married anyway!"
Jansen insisted his client had visited the doctor to check his blood pressure and accused Laporta of a "violation of privacy". "It's total nonsense," the coach's agent told Algemeen Dagblad.
He concluded, "A president is not allowed to say things like this at all, that is a violation of privacy.
Ronald only had his blood pressure measured. He has had a cardiac catheterization and is therefore checked every now and then. That's all it is."
Koeman's future has been a topic of much discussion following Barcelona's disappointing season, with reports suggesting Laporta, who returned to the presidency in March, wishes to dispense with the Dutch manager and appoint someone else.