According to Kees Jansma of Voetbal International, Netherlands player council has nominated Henk ten Cate to be the new head coach of the national team.

The players council of the national team consists of Virgil van Dijk, Kevin Strootman, Ryan Babel, Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind.

They have told the KNVB that they liked the approach that Ronald Koeman had with the national team and want a similar coach to take over. They have nominated Henk ten Cate forward as their choice.

Whether the KNVB listens is another matter with Louis van Gaal, and Frank de Boer the other names being nominated for the position.

The players council also praised Dwight Lodeweges for his approach during the international break.

Ten Cate has been linked with the national team before but eventually Dick Advocaat was appointed. He has been out of work since leaving Al-Ittihad in February.

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