Guus Hiddink has advised the KNVB to consider former Ajax and Denmark head coach Morten Olsen for the Netherlands job.

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Hiddink was a guest on De Tafel von Kees on Sunday and was asked who he thinks should take over from Danny Blind as Netherlands head coach.

He responded, “We have to speak about a name that did well and showed great football at Ajax: Morten Olsen.

“But he is already my age and has stopped. I do not know. He has the feel and experience. He knows what it’s like to be head coach (national team). About others I have not thought about.”

Hiddink doesn’t think it is an issue if the KNVB decide to go foreign, “I do not care much whether it is a foreigner or a Dutchman,”

Morten Olsen started his coaching career with Brondby before joining German side Koln. After two years in Germany, Olsen moved to Ajax where he spent a year before becoming the Danish national team boss. After 15 years as Denmark boss, Olsen stepped down in 2015. The 67-year-old hasn’t taken up a job since.




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