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Netherlands Appoint Ronald Koeman As New Coach

07 February, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Carla Brady
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The Netherlands have officially announced the appointment of Ronald Koeman as their new manager.

Koeman's long-term mission will be to guide the Dutch back to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ after they failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia under head coach Dick Advocaat.

Having retired from playing in 1997, that was Koeman's first coaching job, assisting head coach Guus Hiddink as the Oranje finished fourth at the World Cup the following year.

The Dutch coach has been out of action since being sacked from Goodison last October.

Koeman's last job as a coach was at Premier League club Everton, where he was sacked on October 23 past year.

"Happy to be here and serve the country on our road to Euro 2020!"




Koeman was capped 78 times by Holland as a player during an global career which spanned 12 years and saw him win Euro 1988.

Advocaat left the post following Holland's failed qualifying campaign for this summer's World Cup, where they could only finish third in Group A behind France and Sweden.

Is the pressure of managing Everton finally getting to Ronald Koeman?

The 54-year-old, who has been out of work since leaving Everton earlier in the season, has previously coached Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord and Southampton.

Advocaat stepped down from the role after failing to guide Holland to Russian Federation, in what was his third spell in charge of the national team.

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