Netherlands Name Ronald Koeman New Head Coach

Netherlands Name Ronald Koeman New Head Coach

Ronald Koeman has been appointed the new manager of the Netherlands national team.
The ex-Everton and Southampton manager has signed a four-year contract lasting until the end of the 2022 World Cup and replaces Dick Advocaat at the helm.
Koeman takes over a side who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the second successive tournament they have missed out on.
The 54-year-old has been out of work since being dismissed by Everton in October following a disastrous run of form at Goodison Park.
After finishing seventh in his first season at Everton, Koeman was sacked with the Toffees 18th in the Premier League table despite spending around £150million on new signings in the summer.
Koeman was previously Southampton manager and led the club to a sixth-placed finish in the EPL in his second season before leaving for Everton.
The Dutchman has also worked at Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ and Feyenoord and was previously assistant at Barcelona and the Netherlands.
Koeman was capped 78 times by Holland as a player during an international career which spanned 12 years and saw him win Euro 1988.
Holland were runners-up at the 2010 World Cup and finished third in 2014 in Brazil but have since failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.
Advocaat stepped down from the role after failing to guide Holland to Russia, in what was his third spell in charge of the national team.
Danny Blind had been in charge for the start of the qualification campaign but was dismissed after the 2-0 loss to Bulgaria in March.

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