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Dick Advocaat to be hired as Netherlands coach
10 May 2017, 04:23 | Marlene Fleming
The Dutch FA have appointed veteran tactician Dick Advocaat as their new senior national team coach.
The former PSV Eindhoven, Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and Sunderland boss will stay in charge of Turkish side Fenerbahce for the rest of the domestic season and van Breukelen believes Advocaat is the ideal man "who can increase discipline in the (players') group and bring back the joy to our play".
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has been named by media as a likely assistant for Advocaat.
"I am very happy with the appointment of Advocaat and Gullit", KNVB sporting director Hans van Breukelen said.
Blind's 20-month spell was a forgettable one as he failed to guide the team to the 2016 European Championships.
The Oranges are now struggling in Group A, six points behind group leaders France and three points behind Sweden, who occupy the playoff place.
KNVB technical director Hans van Breukelen believes Advocaat, who is now employed at Turkish club Fenerbahce, is the right man to get the Dutch back on track for next year's showpiece tournament in Russian Federation and told www.vi.nl: "I welcome the appointments of Advocaat and Gullit".