Dick Advocaat believes that there are enough good Dutch managers available for the national team and sees no reason why the KNVB would look abroad for his successor.

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The 70-year-old is set to step down from his post after Tuesday’s friendly against Romania, with Ronald Koeman, Ruud Gullit and Frank de Boer some of the candidates to replace him.

Some are calling for a foreign coach to take over, but Dick Advocaat has told NOS that the KNVB should remain with a Dutchman.

Advocaat said, ”I am of the opinion together with Guus Hiddink that there are enough good Dutch managers. Why do we have to look abroad.

”I have spoken with KNVB director Eric Gudde. We spoke amongst other things about the organization surrounding the Dutch national team etc. I gave my opinion and he will probably analyze things and make a decision.”

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