Ronald Koeman has beforehand managed Southampton, Everton and Barcelona (Photograph: Getty)
Ronald Koeman is about to switch Louis van Gaal as head coach of the Netherlands nationwide soccer staff after the conclusion of the 2022 World Cup.
70-year-old Van Gaal revealed on Sunday that he was receiving therapy for prostate most cancers.
Koeman beforehand managed Holland from 2018 to 2020, main them to the inaugural closing of the Nations League and to Euro 2020 after the Dutch had did not qualify for the earlier two main worldwide tournaments.
Nonetheless, he left the function earlier than the delayed Euros may happen to handle Barcelona, however he was sacked in October final 12 months after a tumultuous 14 months with the Spanish aspect.
Talking about his appointment, the 59-year-old stated: ‘I’m very a lot wanting ahead, let’s attain new successes collectively!
Louis van Gaal revealed his most cancers analysis on Sunday (Photograph: Getty)
‘I’m wanting ahead to the brand new collaboration. A few 12 months and a half in the past I actually didn’t depart the Dutch nationwide staff out of dissatisfaction. My keep felt good, the outcomes have been good and the clicking with the internationals was good. We are going to proceed on that path sooner or later.’
Among the best defenders of his technology, Koeman’s accolades embody two European Cups and Euro 1988 along with his nation, though he’s greatest identified in England for his time in control of Southampton and Everton from 2014 to 2017.
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Former Manchester United supervisor Van Gaal, who’s at present in his third spell as Netherlands boss, led his nation to 3rd place on the 2014 World Cup and might be aiming to go all the way in which in Qatar later this 12 months and ship the trophy that has so typically alluded Oranje.
Liverpool defender and Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk has echoed this sentiment, saying: ‘I informed him [Van Gaal] that we’re undoubtedly going to be there for him as a bunch every time he wants it – and hopefully we will additionally make it, for him, a World Cup to always remember.’
The Netherlands have been drawn in Group A for the match alongside hosts Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal and, if outcomes go a sure means, they may face one in all England, Wales or Scotland within the Spherical of 16.
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