Ronald Koeman is set to be named the new coach of Holland's national team on a deal that will run until the completion of the 2022 World Cup. The Dutch have been without a coach since Dick Advocaat stepped down in November after they failed to qualify for this year's finals.
Koeman "proud" at appointment
Former Everton manager Koeman has been out of a job since he was dismissed by the Premier League club back in October. He has been appointed on a contract that will run until the 2022 finals in Qatar, which begin in November of that year.
I am proud to finally announce that I am the new manager of the Dutch national team. Happy to be here and serve the country in our road to UEFA Euro 2020! 🔸🇳🇱🔸 #OnsOranje #KNVB #NederlandsElftal https://t.co/OQwmIUp0xj— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) 6 February 2018
Koeman is one of the legendary figures to have worn the Holland shirt - during his playing days he was capped 78 times and was part of the side which won Euro 1988. Now he has the chance to reap new successes from the bench.
The 54-year-old becomes the fourth coach to take the Holland job since Louis van Gaal left to take over at Manchester United after guiding the Oranje to third place at 2014 World Cup Brazil. Guus Hiddink and Danny Blind held the position before Advocaat during a difficult period, in which they failed to qualify for Euro 2016 or this year's tournament in Russia.