Koeman

The Dutch FA has reappointed Ronald Koeman as the national team head coach from 2023.

The former Everton boss will replace Louis van Gaal after the World Cup, returning for his second spell in charge of the national team.

In a statement, the Dutch FA said: “After the upcoming World Cup, Ronald Koeman will take over from Louis van Gaal as national coach. His contract for this with the KNVB will run until the World Cup in 2026 and has now been signed by both parties.”

On his side, Koeman said: “I am looking forward to the new collaboration. A little over a year and a half ago I did not leave the Dutch national team out of dissatisfaction. My stay felt good, the results were good and the click with the internationals was good. We will soon continue on that path. That is certainly for me.”

Koeman was in charge of the Oranje between 2018 and 2020 but left the post to take over as Barcelona’s boss.

The news comes after current Netherlands coach Van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he was suffering from an “aggressive form of prostate cancer”.

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