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Underperforming Netherlands Unveil Their New Manager

The Dutch Football Association announced who will succeed Danny Blind as the Netherland's manager at a press conference in Zeist on Tuesday morning.

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Former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has been named as the Oranje's coach for the third time, with former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit as his assistant.

The 69-year-old has become the country's oldest national team coach after Guus Hiddink, who left the post in June 2015 at the age of 68.

Advocaat stepped down as manager of Turkish outfit Fenerbahce to take the job, which he also held from 1992 to 1994, and 2002 to 2004.

The Netherlands have had a terrible start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign – they are currently in fourth place in Group A after they lost to Bulgaria in their latest qualifier.

The Dutch FA's technical director, Hans van Breukelen, has admitted that this appointment, which has come as a surprise to many, is a short-term one.

"There were two scenarios. We opt for the longer term or we do everything that is possible to get to the 2018 World Cup. We chose the second scenario. It had to be a very experienced professional, preferably an authority," Van Breukelen told members of the media, as quoted by The Guardian.

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Advocaat led the Dutch to the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals in the US, and also to the semi-finals of the European Championship in 2004.

Do you think this was a good appointment by the Dutch? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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