Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Holland Name Ex-Everton And Southampton Boss Koeman As New Coach

Ronald Koeman has been appointed as Holland manager.
The former Everton and Southampton boss has signed a four-year contract lasting until the end of the 2022 Qatar 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 shown the door with the Toffees 18th in the English Premier League table despite spending around £150million (N75.8bn) on new signings in the summer.

Koeman was previously Southampton manager and led the Saints to a sixth-placed finish in his second season on the south coast before leaving for Everton.

The Dutchman has also enjoyed managerial spells at Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ and Feyenoord and was previously assistant at Barcelona and Holland.

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.

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