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Danny Blind appointed new Dutch coach

2015-07-01 17:49
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The Hague - Danny Blind was named as new Netherlands coach on Wednesday, taking over from Guus Hiddink who left the post with the Dutch team struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

"Danny Blind has been appointed as new coach of the Dutch eleven, starting from August 1," the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) said in a statement.

Hiddink stepped down on Monday following a string of disappointing performances in the Oranje's qualifying campaign for next year's championship in France.

Blind is a former Dutch international who played as a defender at Ajax Amsterdam and had been an assistant under Hiddink.

With four matches remaining, Holland are third in qualifying Group A with 10 points, three points behind the Czech Republic and five adrift of surprise leaders Iceland.

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