The KNVB have called a press conference for 9.30am on Tuesday morning when they will present Dick Advocaat as the new Netherlands head coach. 

  • By Michael Bell
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The search for Danny Blind’s successor has been far from easy for KNVB director Hans van Breukelen with Ronald Koeman, Frank de Boer and Louis van Gaal all ruling themselves out of the role, along with former Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt. The KNVB then offered Henk ten Cate the role, but he also turned it down, leaving Dick Advocaat as the only choice left

On Tuesday, the KNVB will present the current Fenerbahce boss as the new head coach, reportedly on a deal until November, which would be extended if Netherlands reach the World Cup.

It will be the 69-year-old’s third spell in charge of the national team, with Advocaat having already led them between 1992 and 1994 and then 2002 and 2004. He was also an assistant to Danny Blind before leaving to take charge of Fenerbahce last year.

Advocaat’s assistants will also be named during the press conference, with Ruud Gullit expected to be given a role on the Oranje bench.




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