Ronald De Boer has slammed Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink after the 2-0 defeat to Iceland on Monday night.

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hiddink rdeoAfter the defeat on Monday, Netherlands have now lost three out of four games since Hiddink took over from Louis van Gaal in the summer, and the Dutch lie six points behind the top two in Group A of the European Championships qualifiers.

Speaking to SkySports after the game, Ronald De Boer criticised the KNVB for appointing Hiddink, who he called “old fashioned” in his approach.

De Boer said, “There will be lot of criticism towards Hiddink back home,”

“There was already doubt when he got nominated for the job and now there will only be more.

“He is under enormous pressure and has a lot of explaining to do. We are known for our game-plan in Holland – we had one with Van Gaal, who is a much better coach than Hiddink, but I don’t see a game-plan at the moment.

“It’s like they say: ‘Give it to Robin van Persie or Arjen Robben and they will make the difference’ because there are not midfielders running in.

“Hiddink has a great record but in my eyes he is done because he is 67-years-old and his ideas are old-fashioned.”

“Koeman, who really wanted the job, showed with Feyenoord that he can really shape a team and he also knows the mentality of those young boys.

“Guus is more of a people manager and someone who puts his arm around players and laughs.

“But these boys need guidance and to be told what to do as a team.”




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