Koeman becomes Dutch Master

Tuesday 6 February 2018  30 Comments  [Jump to last]
Ronald Koeman has been appointed manager of The Netherlands, his first position since being sacked from the Everton post.

He left the Blues in the bottom three of the Premier League after a heavy summer spending spree and a poor start to the campaign domestically and in Europe.

But Koeman won't be going to Russia in the summer. Holland, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, will also miss out on this years World Cup Finals in Russia. They finished third in their qualification group behind France and Sweden; Dick Advocaat's contract was not renewed by the KNVB as a result.

Ronald Koeman's first game in charge will be against England in Amsterdam on 23 March 2018.

 

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Michael Lynch
1 Posted 06/02/2018 at 15:28:27
Koeman appointed manager of the Netherlands. Are we becoming a stepping stone to international management for useless fuckwits?

Do you think Sam would be interested in the San Marino job?

Derek McMonagle
2 Posted 06/02/2018 at 16:36:10
Martinez to Belgium, Koeman to the Netherlands and next up Allardyce? I heard a whisper Afghanistan are looking for a new manager.
Derek Knox
4 Posted 06/02/2018 at 17:22:50
It has taken him this long counting his pay off money.

It must be one of the few jobs in the World where failure gets rewarded, then after a short period, get offered another high paid position.

I can't bring myself to wish him all the best; the mess he has left our once wonderful Club in still makes my blood boil.

Peter Roberts
5 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:23:07
Someone in Sterdam needs to put down the spliff and look at his record with us.

I'm baffled, seriously. At least with Martinez you could see what he was trying to do attacking wise and you felt he might be a good fit with Belgium and the squad they have. Koeman? I struggle to see what his identity and playing style is.

Winston Williamson
6 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:25:57
Reward for failure. The life of a football manager.

It's been said a thousand times already, but Walsh should have been fired at the same time. They have both said our transfer dealings were a joint effort. A joint failure.

Koeman and Walsh couldn't do together, what Moyes managed alone - sign value-for-money quality players, with the sole aim of building a coherent team.

If one of these twats gets the sack, they both should - gross mismanagement of our transfer budget!

I've seen a mention on TW of Dein and Wenger for Chief Exec and DoF, which I would absolutely love!

I have an alternative thought though. Moyes could spot a player, was renowned for his thorough player research - how about Moyes for Chief Scout. To placate him, tell him it's the DoF position, but have a highly skilled negotiator work with him.

(The last paragraph was tongue in cheek...or was it)

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:35:37
I've asked this before on another thread, are we still liable to pay Koeman his full compensation now he hears been employed so quickly after his time at Everton, or did we pay him out too quickly?
Jay Harris
8 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:41:24
Winston Ive been advocating Dein and Wenger for a while and give them the task of finding a new coach and put Kenwright and cronies out to pasture. Steve Walsh can become teaboy assuming he can do that.
Clive Mitchell
9 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:47:42
God help them.
Liam Reilly
10 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:00:33
The club should not be paying his full compensation as he's got another job so soon, or they should demand that he cannot work whilst receiving payment. It's a two way street.

He realty is living off his footballer status.

Dave Lynch
11 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:04:11
Go and have a word with Conte now!

He's clearly unhappy at Chelsea, offer him the job at the end of the season.

Jimmy Hogan
12 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:20:06
Dave #7. That's what lawyers are for.
Winston Williamson
13 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:39:33
I though it was you Jay, but couldn't 100% remember. It's a very good call!

Probably too imaginative for our board though!

Jackie Barry
14 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:43:27
I want Arteta as our next manager, if it goes wrong he will be in line for a good job based on this trend.
Des Farren
15 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:08:53
#10 " They (EFC) should demand that he cannot work".

Good luck with that, maybe post Brexit might work.

Eric Paul
16 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:25:14
Instead of sacking managers why don't clubs just relive them of their duties keep paying them as usual and wait for them to get another job and resign.
David Currie
17 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:37:27
Perfect job for this lazy manager, he can spend lots of time playing golf in between the National team games.
Liam Reilly
18 Posted 06/02/2018 at 22:05:33
Des #15
By 'demand', I obviously add it as an exit clause in his termination terms. It's possible that the club may have done this with both him and Martinez.
David Johnson
19 Posted 06/02/2018 at 23:34:31
How can you judge Koeman on his time at Everton? Something stinks at our club and it's made him, Unsworth and now Allardyce look like incompetents. Like them or loathe them but none of them are incompetent.
James Stewart
20 Posted 06/02/2018 at 23:59:17
International football, the graveyard of football managers.
Peter Gorman
21 Posted 07/02/2018 at 01:25:04
Perfect match – International manager is a part-time job and Koeman is a part-time manager.
Andy McNabb
22 Posted 07/02/2018 at 05:02:19
The whole world is imbalanced to say the least but the world of professional football is totally mad.

I love Everton but I sometimes wish she would disappear under the sea with every other Premier League and international side, if only so we can start all over again.

Listened to 'At home with Stuart Pearce' by podcast on way into work this morning. A proper old fashioned footballer. Not perfect of course but I yearn for those 'less mad' days, before money first corrupted and then did away with the game I love.

Dave Abrahams
23 Posted 07/02/2018 at 09:21:21
Jimmy (#12), yes I appreciate that it is a legal situation but it annoys me that Koeman could walk away from, what I thought, was an unprofessional job he did at Everton, basically just going through the motions after the first few games of the season.

Of course other people are still in employment at the club who are just as much to blame, if not more so than the Dutchman.

Jim Bennings
24 Posted 07/02/2018 at 10:36:40
Martinez was partly a victim of his own first season, he raised the bar so high that an 11th place finish in 2014-15 wasn't deemed good enough.

Add to the fact that the fans were never going to be patient after a decade of “glass ceiling” no success under the previous manager David Moyes.

Right now I can only dream of being where Everton were in that first season under Martinez.

Koeman was employed to take the club forward, which he did in some ways last season but he failed (which great help from Steve Walsh) this term and during last summer.

The loss of Lukaku and failure to replace 20-25 goals from the main striker was costly and the defence was broken up too much with no replacement for Baines and the fixation with Schneiderlin and Gueye starting (which still remains a massive problem under Allardyce anyway).

I hope Koeman restores pride for himself .

He wasn't the first and won't be the last to be a failure at a club which symbolises failure better than anyone.

Jamie Evans
25 Posted 07/02/2018 at 13:30:44
Good luck Ronald.

I'm not sure this was the job you had in mind after us but hey-ho.

Sean Patton
26 Posted 07/02/2018 at 14:50:04
Good luck?

No chance after the mess he left which will take us years to recover from. He is the worst manager we have ever had at least Mike Walker signed Big Dunc.

Jamie Evans
27 Posted 07/02/2018 at 15:48:59
Worse than Allardyce Sean ?
Sean Patton
29 Posted 07/02/2018 at 17:26:32
Easily Jamie he is just cleaning up the car crash the Dutchman left although he is fast catching him up.
Victor Yu
30 Posted 08/02/2018 at 09:07:36
I wonder how the season would have been different had we signed Giroud when he was in the building.
Rob Baker
31 Posted 10/02/2018 at 09:31:49
Eric @16. I have wondered the same. If we are going to pay Koeman his salary for the contract, just demote him and make him the highest paid teas-person or make him manage the U6 teams until he's had enough and quits. The same goes for crappy players, make them train with U15s and never play a competitive game. They all love the limelight so starve them of it.
Tamhas Woods
32 Posted 10/02/2018 at 17:21:06
Sean 26 - Mike Walker doesn't even get that much credit.

Ferguson was actually second choice behind Hateley from Rangers, and more of a desperation signing. He was also utter shite under Walker, and only thrived under Royle.

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