The Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was appointed the assistant to Dick Advocaat who today was expectedly confirmed as the head coach of the team for the third time.
The European champion with the Tulips from 1988 and one of the greatest players in the history of the country, was a tv analyst, as he has not been a coach since 2011 when for a short time he was the head of the Russian Terek.
It is interesting that during the first stay of Advocaat at the helm of the Netherlands (1992-94), the two were in conflict, as Gullit was even announced he was leaving the team before changing his mind. Before the 1994 World Cup he finally gave up after a dispute with the new coach, but now it seems the two are still in a kind of rocky relationship.
Advocaat, who in September will reach the age of 70 years, will become the oldest coach of the Tulips, improving the achievement of Guus Hiddink, who upon his leaving in June 2015 was at the age of 68.
His return to the team for the third time, however, was not welcomed by all, as the boss of Reading, Jaap Stam announced that the Federation should look to a guy with different and fresh ideas, instead of returning to familiar names.