Dick Advocaat has confirmed that the upcoming friendlies with Scotland and Romania are his final matches as Netherlands head coach.

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Advocaat’s contract with the KNVB expires after the game in Romania next Tuesday, but the 70-year-old had indicated that he was open to a longer stay as national team boss.

However, speaking to Scottish journalists after arriving at Aberdeen airport, Advocaat confirmed he was stepping down after the friendly double-header.

He said, “These are my last two games, after which I stop with the Dutch team.”

Advocaat took over from Danny Blind in 2017 for his third spell in charge of Netherlands, but failed to rescue the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. New KNVB director Eric Gudde confirmed on Tuesday that a new head coach would be confirmed by March next year with Ronald Koeman currently the favourite.

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