Another sacked Everton boss lands plum international job

Date published: Tuesday 6th February 2018 3:26

Ronald Koeman has been appointed manager of Holland.

The former Everton and Southampton boss takes charge of a team who have failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup.

The Dutch football federation – the KNVB – announced on its website that Koeman has signed a contract that runs through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Koeman’s first press conference was immediately announced by the KNVB, and he was set to speak about his new role at 3.30pm GMT.

He succeeds Dick Advocaat, who stepped down after the team’s failure to reach this summer’s finals in Russia.

It is 54-year-old Koeman’s 10th managerial post after spells in charge of Vitesse Arnhem, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton and Everton.

As a player, Koeman was a key member of the great Dutch team that won Euro 88, starring alongside the likes of Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten.

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez was handed the role of Belgium head coach after he was axed at Goodison in May 2016.

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