Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been appointed as the new manager of the Netherlands men’s national football side. The Former Dutch international was sacked by the Toffees in October following a poor start to the new season despite huge expenses in transfers.
Koeman, who has been without a job since then, accepted to manage the Netherlands national team. He signed a four and a half year contract, meaning he would oversee the Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022. He replaces Dick Advocaat who failed to guide the team to qualify for the forthcoming World Cup.
Koeman is expected to breathe life into the team again after back to back failures. Koeman was the assistant coach for the national team from 1997-98 before he moved to Barcelona. He has coached Ajax, Vitesse, Benfica, Valencia, Southampton and Everton. He was a legend with the Netherlands national team, playing 78 times as a player, winning titles including the European Championship in 1988.
Former AC Milan midfielder turn coach Clarence Seedorf has been named the new coach of La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna. The Spanish club is battling relegation so they changed coach for the third time this season. Pepe Mel left in October and Cristobal Parralo in February which Seedorf would now replace. Deportivo are 18th on the La Liga table after garnering just 17 points after 22 games. They face a tough task overturning their woes but there are enough games left.
Seedorf managed AC Milan in 2014 and then Chinese side Shenzhen, both for less than six months. The new deal sees him take charge of the team until the end of the season with the major mandate of saving their top flight status at the end of the season.