Advocaat To Leave Role As Netherlands’ Head Coach

Dick Advocaat has revealed that he will leave the role as Netherlands head coach after this month’s friendly games with Scotland and Romania.

The 70-year old began his third spell in charge of the Oranje after the dismissal of former coach Danny Blind in May but his latest spell will end at the end of his contract later this month.

Dick Advocaat has helped stabilise the team from the shambles witnessed under the aforementioned Blind.

He masterminded four wins from five World Cup qualifiers but that was not enough for the team as they finished in third place behind France and Sweden in Group A thereby missing out on a place in Russia.

On his arrival in Scotland, Advocaat confirmed the news in a chat with SkySports reporters. He said:

“These are the final two games for me and then after this I’m stopping with the national team.”

In a separate interview, Advocaat told Dutch broadcaster NOS that he is undecided on his next job. The former South Korea and Russia coach said:

“I have not yet said what I’m going to do and therefore clubs do not know that I’m available or not.”

“Let’s get these two games out of the way and then we will see what comes into my path. I’m doing the same as Louis van Gaal and never saying ‘never’.” he concluded.

Scotland will host the Netherlands in Aberdeen on Thursday night before Dick Advocaat’s team embark on a trip to Bucharest to face Romania on Tuesday in what would be his last game in charge.