Ronald Koeman will return to direct country selection

The Royal Dutch Football Association Wednesday officially made a comeback Ronald Koeman as a determinant of Holland after FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022In January 2023. The 59-year-old has signed a contract until the 2026 World Cup and will replace Louis van Gaal, who was recently revealed to have had an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

“When I left the national team a little over a year and a half ago, I didn’t do it out of indignation. I felt good, the results were good and the players succeeded. thus We will continue on this pathKoeman said in a statement from the union.

The coach was the coach of his national team Between February 2018 and August 2020It is the period in which the Dutch national team regained the good match and qualified for Euro 2020, after its absence in the previous edition and in the 2018 World Cup.

Dutch Football Association director Marianne van Leeuwen commented that negotiations over Koeman’s return have begun mid JanuaryLess than three months after he was sacked as coach of FC Barcelona.

“I didn’t want to wait for the succession to complete Louis Wangal. After all, the change will come at an unusual time, at the end of the calendar year, a period when the best coaches are under contract,” Van Leeuwen said.

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