The Dutch football association has insisted that Danny Blind remain as the national team head coach.
Blind, who replaced 53-uear old Hiddink, sometimes in July failed to qualify the Netherlands team for European championships for the first time since 1984 after the team lost to the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Blind who had a successful career at Ajax Amsterdam, both as a player and coach was thr assistant to Hiddink before he became the head coach.
According to KNVB director, Bertvan Oostveen: ‘’Blind will keep going as a coach. We have entered a process together, but everything that could go wrong could go wrong.
Oostveen also claimed that the football association is responsible for the staff, and blind must be allowed to lead the team which is currently made up of fairly young players.
The team captain Wesley Sneijder also supported the Dutch football association position.
“Blind must stay. This is not down to him; it is a collective failure,’’ he said. Read more »
Former Everton midfielder Andy Van Der Meyde has stated that the Everton fans will really appreciate their new manager Ronald Koeman.
He said that the manager loves to play an attacking football that is both entertaining as well as effective. The former midfielder said that fans would be looking to come back to Goodison to be entertained.
Ronald Koeman has replaced Roberto Martinez at the start of the season and so far has been doing well for the Merseyside team. Indeed, Everton is still unbeaten after three games, and there are signs that the club is improving. It is too early in the season to assess the impact of Ronald Koeman on the team but so far it has been a good start to the season.
Everton fans believe that the new manager will be able to take the club to another level after the disappointment they have experienced under Martinez. They believe that Koeman has had enough time to work with his players and that this is showing on the pitch. Fans will be hoping that Koeman will be able to take the team to Europe next season. Read more »
Former Ajax, Inter Milan, and Everton midfielder Andy van der Meyde will be making his kickboxing debut in a match on April 9.
The player became famous during his time at Ajax during the 2000-2003 period where he played with talented youngsters such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael van der Vaart and Wesley Sneijder. During his time with Ajax, he will make more than 70 appearances and scored 18 goals for them.
His performance with Ajax will allow him to capture the interest of bigger European clubs, and he will make the move to Inter Milan in the 2003-2004 seasons. He will go on and make 14 appearances for the Italian club while scoring 1 goal. In his second season, he will manage 18 appearances for Inter Milan, but his form will gradually decline.
In the summer of 2005, he will sign for Everton where he will make 10 appearances for the Merseyside club. However, Andy van der Meyde will suffer from several discipline issues as well as injuries that will prevent him from settling at the club. There will be rumors of alcoholism that will also surround him. Read more »