Blind was dismissed this past weekend following the Netherlands' fifth World Cup qualifying game in nine without a win and Koeman's name has inevitably come up as an option to replace him.
Fox Sports report, however, that the Everton boss has made it known that he is committed to seeing through his contract with the Blues.
Original Source: Fox Sports Netherlands via Liverpool Echo
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1 Posted 27/03/2017 at 20:14:01
£6m a year helps too.
2 Posted 27/03/2017 at 20:32:45
1-1 against the 10 men of Greece with the Premier League's top scorer in his side, not looking good.
3 Posted 27/03/2017 at 22:10:22
I can only see him leaving for the Barcelona job.
4 Posted 28/03/2017 at 06:29:00
5 Posted 28/03/2017 at 08:31:10
6 Posted 28/03/2017 at 08:34:10
He's made no secret that's where he longs to be and I've no issue with that.
7 Posted 28/03/2017 at 08:52:01
Having said that, some insight from the continent. The KNVB is in big turmoil for years now. Koeman was in pole position to become the manager of the national team back in 2014, was promised the position by the director of the KNVB, only to be put aside in favour of Hiddink (who was sacked in a years time). If only for that reason, I don't think Koeman is very keen to leave his job for the national team. He would do it if out of work but not as long as he is happy at a club.
With the KNVB changing directors more often than Lukaku speaks about his future, it looks like the Dutch national team will be in for a ride downhill in the coming years.
8 Posted 28/03/2017 at 10:30:02
There's a difference between something reported to have occurred and it actually having occurred, but this difference if too often missed by readers. That's why press reports lead to invalid conclusions being made about situations, the reports being interpreted improperly in the absence of proper evidence. A classic mistake of the media (sometimes inadvertent, but at other times deliberate to create controversy), allied with a classic mistake of readers.
9 Posted 28/03/2017 at 17:23:53
He adds that the board of the Dutch FA had their chance a couple of years ago. In the context I do not read that as a claim about being available or being not available, but as a way to get revenge at the board that denied him the opportunity.
A lot of words in which he says very little. And like Ron implies, I think there is little to be said that would do any good.
10 Posted 28/03/2017 at 21:03:42
11 Posted 29/03/2017 at 01:50:44
I remember hearing about the promise/offer of the national job to Koeman at the time. Sad to see the demise of Holland, who've been massive for a long time as a relatively small country. If it gets 10 times worse, they'll be a rival for England.
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