Dick Advocaat has been appointed as manager Holland, with the former Sunderland manager set to be joined by ex-NUFC boss Ruud Gullit as his assistant of the Dutch national side.
Advocaat, who guided Sunderland to safety in 2015, will start the role this summer after leaving Turkish club Fenerbahce and will be joined by the infamous Ruud Gullit.
The ex-Sunderland boss replaces the recently sacked Danny Blind, who was given his marching orders following Netherlands’ struggles in their World Cup qualifying group.
Gullit managed Newcastle in the 1998 season, with the 54 year-old remembered for all the wrong reasons as he left Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson on the bench in United’s 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland in the 1999-2000 season.
He then resigned just 3 days later and has since went on to unsuccessful spells at Feyenoord, LA galaxy and Terek Grozny in Russia.
An inspiring appointment from the Dutch..
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