Ronald Koeman has put himself forward to replace Dick Advocaat as Netherlands national team manager.

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Ever since Advocaat stepped down in November, Koeman, who was sacked by Premier League side Everton in October, has been the favourite to take over at Oranje.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Koeman put himself forward for the role but insisted that he had yet to be contacted by the KNVB.

He said, “I have always said that it is an ambition of mine to do that (Coach Netherlands)

“I know my name is mentioned regularly, but I have not yet been contacted and there have not been any calls yet.

“Within 24 hours of my departure from Everton, I had already received the first offer (from a club). But I keep it all away from me.

“I take the time to analyse for myself what went wrong and why certain things happened.

“The offers were and are there, but after all those years I have my preferences. I honestly admit that the Dutch team also belongs among them.

“But it is not yet on the agenda, so, for the time being, I will keep football at a distance.”


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