The Netherlands Have a New Coach

Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman. Photo by Matt McNulty/JMP/REX/Shutterstock (9141139j)

The former manager of Everton, Ronald Koeman, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Dutch national team. He signed a four and a half year deal, which is going to include World Cup in Qatar 2022 and is expected to debut against England on 23rd the March.

Koeman is replacing Dick Advocaat, experienced manager, who was a temporary solution, brought to finish disappointing World Cup qualifiers.

Koeman was without a club since October of 2017, when he got sacked at Everton because of extremely poor results. At that stage of the season, the Toffees were placed in the relegation zone.

From 1982 until 1994, he played 78 games for the Oranje, scored 14 goals and won the European Championship in 1988. At that time, Koeman was respected as one of the best defenders in the world.

In his coaching career, he was in charge at Valencia, Benfica, AZ, and interestingly Ajax and PSV both, winning the national championships with two of the fiercest rivals.

The Netherlands were in the finals of 2010 World Cup held in South Africa, three years later, they won the bronze medal in Brazil, and now we are not going to watch them in Russia. What is more important is the fact that they missed EURO 2016.

Koeman is here to change that.