Ronald Koeman set to be named new Dutch manager

Former Everton and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is set to be named as the new manager of the Dutch national side.

Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman will take over the vacant managers job with the Netherlands after they failed to qualify for this summers World Cup

Dutch publication De Telegraaf are reporting that Ronald Koeman will be the man to take over the vacant role after the Dutch failed to qualify for this summers World Cup in Russia.

Koeman, will take over the roll as the new head coach after Dick Advocaat left following the failure to reach Russia 2018. The Dutch FA see Koeman as the man to lead them back to where they belong starting with qualification for the European Championships in 2020.

The ex Toffees boss has been out of work for three-months following his sacking from Everton back in October following a poor start to the new season. The sacking came after Koeman spent over £140m in the summer transfer window. He also had a two-year spell with Southampton where he had two top half finishes in two-years.

The 54-year-old won a total of 78 caps for the Netherlands during his playing career. He was part of the first Dutch team to ever win a trophy in 1988 when they lifted the European Championship trophy after beating the Soviet Union in the final in Munich.

He was previously linked with the national team job a few years ago but decided to concentrate his career in the Premier League with Everton. He was also previously involved in the national team setup as assistant manager between 1997-1998.

It is now expected the Dutch FA will be naming Ronald Koeman as their new manager this Friday at a press conference to be held in Amsterdam.