According to De Telegraaf Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink is set to resign as the national team coach, allowing Danny Blind to step into the role.

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hiddink oranFrom the 2-0 loss to Italy following Holland’s third place performance at last year’s World Cup, there have been doubts Hiddink would be the man in charge at the Euro 2016 Finals next summer. Some performances have been so poor there was question whether or not the Netherlands would even be competing at all with the Dutch side sitting third in their qualifying group behind the Czech Republic and Iceland.

The KNVB had always planned for Hiddink to lead Oranje to France in 2016 and Blind to take over for the World Championship’s in Russia two years later. However the KNVB, Hiddink, and Blind all seem to agree that this summer is a better time for Blind to take the reins.

On the subject, KNVB director Bert Van Oosteren said to De Telegraaf, “If Hiddink and Blind are ready, the time is right for the KNVB,” before stressing the main goal is qualification for the Euro 2016 final tournament.

It is not clear yet whether Hiddink will stay on in an advisory role, but all will be decided when the coach meets up with Van Oosteren to review his position next month.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!