Koeman: Villa were checking me out

Villa are yet to name Martin O’Neill’s successor with Kevin

MacDonald currently occupying the role on a caretaker basis.

Various names have been linked with the job and Koeman has thrown

his hat into the ring. “Yes, of course I am interested to listen to

everybody. The Premier League is a very strong competition and I’m

interested in that, yes,” he said. “There was a contact with my

agent but nothing more than that, about one week ago or something.

“Until now, I didn’t know anything about that. If they are

interested, they can call me.” Asked whether his lack of experience

in England could be a factor, the Dutchman told Five Live Sport:

“If they think they are looking for a manager with Premier League

experience then of course I cannot come, because I have not worked

in England before. “I have enough experience but not in English

football. “I think I would do a good job, I think I have enough

experience in the last 10 years after working in Holland, where I

was league champion, and working in Portugal, Spain… in that case

my experience is enough.”