Ronald Koeman appointed new Netherlands manager

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    Ronald Koeman has been appointed the new manager of Netherlands national team on a four and a half year deal.

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    ct89 New Member

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    Always on the cards
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Wonder if he will get them to Euro 2020 or not
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    He is a shit LvG
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    I'm not impressed by this appointment.
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    Big Sam to get the Austria job next
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    He did great at Everton while Lukaku was there. Was grsat at Southampton too.

    He's shown enough in managment to suggest he still has something to offer and at least he's not constantly harping on how Everton stabbed him in the back like Louis.
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    B20 HALA MADRID!

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    It's tough going following the Dutch national team these years. Missed two major tournaments in a row and the solution is Ronald fecking Koeman.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    There is really no new ideas coming out of Dutch Football right now.
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    In Louis' defense, he'd just won the FA cup and allegedly found out through his wife overhearing something in a lift. LVG should have been sacked IMO but the way it was done was shitty.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Better than having a merry go around hiring Dick, Guus and LVG.

    This was the best and right appointment for the Dutch currently. They don’t have the flair players and they need someone to build from the back. Aside from this season, Koeman teams in the prem were defensively solid. The only mistake he made was still keeping faith in Williams, Jagielka and then thinking Keane was worth £25m.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    I think having no big players in your side is a bigger problem than hiring Koeman. They wont be a force to reckon with for a good part of the next decade.
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    Doesn't matter who the manager is, they've not enough quality at the moment on the pitch.
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    I disagree. He was given a few good more months more than he deserved. If he was surprised about being sacked despite not making top 4 even though he spent way more than rivals then he needs therapy fast.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    As I mentioned, IMO he should have been sacked. The way we did it was wrong though.
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    Should've got the job in 2014. Think Holland would've made both tournaments. He's not that bad a manager.
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    Will be sacked after they fail to qualify to Euro again.
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    I think every man and his dog knew he was sacked before the final but I guess the board wanted to give him the chance to win something before possible retirement. Was very nice of the board to afford him that final to quit with some respect when he didn't deserve to lead the team out that day
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    TheFlagStaysDown Banned

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    Definitely better than Blind senior, they need a lift so why not. How's Martinez doing at Belgium btw?
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    First press conference: "I'm not impressed with Brazil".

    I remember when he was rated highly on here.
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    Hahaha those were the days...
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    Embarrassing appointment but it is to be expected. The KNVB has become an old boys club. Dutch football metaphorically and literally died wit Johan Cruijff.

    All these men do is talk about philosphy and possession. No risk taking whatsoever.

    It will only get worse from here ad the coaching in this country is embarrassing on almost every single level since we started following Louis van Gaals youth training in the 90s. Ironically, our (Ajax) last success in the 90s doomed us for the future.

    What makes it even sadder is watching Germany use Johan's philosphy. As if my melancholy could not be any deeper.
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    Interesting. I've heard more commentators say that the KNVB are too obsessed with Cruijff's ideas - and they keep calling on the old names - the ones with a Cruijff, Ajax, Barca connection.
    Don't leave us hanging. What went wrong? I thought the Dutch were supposed to have the best coaching for young players in Europe? (aside from Spain)
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    SirFergie Full Member

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    I suppose Iceland have?
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    Can't say I'm impressed either but he's probably the best Dutchman available if they didn't want to appoint a foreigner.
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    I mean, Netherlands don't have enough quality to do anything in terms of seriously challenging. Nor do Iceland. They're strong enough to compete at the moment, but that's it.
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    At least it puts him away from a cheque book for the immediate future after what he did to Everton.
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    SirFergie Full Member

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    Yeah but my point is, Iceland qualified for the last tournament, Holland didn't. They have a lot of solid players, not world-class (except maybe Sneijder in his day) but they also have a lot of young players. The problem is mentality, not quality.
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    I understand your point absolutely, but you associate Netherlands with reaching the latter stages of major tournaments, and no matter who manages them at the moment, they don't have the quality to do that. They should be qualifying though, you're right, that's a mentality issue.
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    nah_it_wont_happen Banned

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    Football management is perhaps the only job where you can get very well paid jobs despite failing and Mr. Koeman has had loads of failures in his career. His only success over the recent years is perhaps a 7th or an 8th place with Southampton, that is if you call it a success (Perhaps you can, given the stature of the club in English football ladder. However, almost all other managers there in recent years yielded similar or better result.).
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    Best they can do as they are a second rate football nation.