Ronald Koeman appointed as Holland boss to replace Dick Advocaat four months after being sacked by Everton
- The Dutch football federation confirmed the appointment of Ronald Koeman
- Koeman has signed a contract which lasts until the end of the 2022 World Cup
- The 54-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in October
- Koeman replaces Dick Advocaat who stepped down from the role in November
Ronald Koeman has been appointed as Holland manager.
The ex-Everton and Southampton boss has signed a four-year contract lasting until the end of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and replaces Dick Advocaat at the helm.
Koeman takes over a side who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the second successive tournament they have missed out on.
Ronald Koeman has been out of work since being sacked as Everton manager in October
The 54-year-old has been out of work since being dismissed by Everton in October following a disastrous run of form at Goodison Park.
After finishing seventh in his first season at Everton, Koeman was shown the door with the Toffees 18th in the Premier League table despite spending around £150million on new signings in the summer.
Koeman was previously Southampton manager and led the Saints to a sixth-placed finish in his second season on the south coast before leaving for Everton.
Koeman (right) signs a four-year contract alongside Dutch football chief Eric Gudde (left)
The Dutchman has also enjoyed managerial spells at Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ and Feyenoord and was previously assistant at Barcelona and Holland.
Koeman was capped 78 times by Holland as a player during an international career which spanned 12 years and saw him win Euro 1988.
Holland were runners-up at the 2010 World Cup and finished third in 2014 in Brazil but have since failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.
The 54-year-old was sacked as manager of Everton with the Toffees 18th in the Premier League
Advocaat stepped down from the role after failing to guide Holland to Russia, in what was his third spell in charge of the national team.
Danny Blind had been in charge for the start of the qualification campaign but was dismissed after the 2-0 loss to Bulgaria in March.
Nico-Jan Hoogma has been appointed as Koeman’s assistant and leaves his role as general manager at Dutch side Heracles to take up the position.