Former Netherlands head coach Bert van Marwijk believes the KNVB has made the right choice by appointing Frank de Boer as Ronald Koeman’s successor.

The KNVB confirmed De Boer’s appointment on Wednesday, with the 50-year-old taking over until 2022.

De Boer was assistant to Van Marwijk with the national team, and he believes the KNVB have made a good choice.

Van Marwijk told Voetbal International, “If the KNVB wants a young national coach and also one for the long term, I think they have made an excellent choice with Frank.

“Frank has a bond with this group of players, but can also stand above it if necessary. He already had that as an assistant. In addition, he is simply a good trainer. I don’t know why things went wrong abroad. But I do know that he has performed excellently with Dutch players by becoming champion with Ajax four times in a row, under difficult circumstances.”

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