The KNVB have confirmed that Ronald Koeman is the new head coach of the Netherlands.
Koeman takes over a side who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, the second successive tournament they have missed out on.
The ex-Everton and Southampton manager has signed a four-year contract lasting until the end of the 2022 World Cup and replaces Dick Advocaat at the helm.
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During his playing career, Koeman made 78 appearances for the Dutch national side.
For a country with great worldwide pedigree-the Netherlands finished runners-up at the 2010 World Cup and in third place at Brazil 2014-Koeman will be eager to get them back to those great heights.
But he faces a challenge to lift morale in the national side, who failed to reach either Euro 2016 or this summer's World Cup.
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Guus Hiddink and Danny Blind held the position before Advocaat during a hard period, in which they failed to qualify for Euro 2016 or this year's tournament in Russian Federation.
The Netherlands finished in third place behind France and Sweden in UEFA Group A in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
"Happy to be here and serve the country on our road to Euro 2020!" "I am looking forward to the forthcoming years as national team coach".
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His first assignment will be a friendly against England at the Amsterdam Arena on March 23, followed by a meeting with Portugal in Geneva three days later. The best way is so players can handle different systems.