Dutch national team manager Dick Advocaat spoke to the NOS after his team beat Sweden 2-0 in Amsterdam.

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Advocaat stated, although it is unlikely, he does not rule out staying on as Dutch national team manager, despite the failure to reach the World Cup playoffs. But it entirely depends on what the KNVB does in their search for a new manager.

Advocaat said, ”I knew that tonight would be the last match of Arjen Robben. He came to me before the game and told me of his plans. He played a fantastic game.

”The players showed tonight that they were willing to wor . It cost us a lot of energy against Sweden and we played with a lot of drive too. The fact that we played at home helped in front of our home crowd.

”It was important to win tonight with one eye on the upcoming UEFA Nations League next year. The KNVB made it clear to me how important that was in terms of potential opponents in the UEFA Nations League next year. Naturally, as an association, you would prefer to play France or Germany in future matches.

”The KNVB must now find a good candidate for the future. I will be here until the friendly games in November. Although as Louis van Gaal said once “never say never”.

”I have enjoyed my spell as national team manager for the 3rd time.”

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