Netherlands Appoint Ronald Koeman

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Former Dutch international Ronald Koeman has been appointed as manager of the Netherlands.

Koeman, who was sacked by Everton in October, will take charge for the first time against England on 23rd March.

He has signed a 4-and-half-year contract up to and including the 2022 World Cup.

The 54-year-old replaces Dick Advocaat who resigned after failing to guide the Netherlands to the 2018 World Cup.

A legend with the Netherlands national team, Koeman was capped 78 times as a player and won the European Championship in 1988.

Koeman started his managerial career as an assistant coach for the national team between 1997-98 before joining Barcelona as an assistant. He later coached clubs like Ajax, Vietesse, Benfica, Valencia, Southampton and Everton.