Louis van Gaal odds appeal among next Netherlands manager tips
FootyOn experts give next Netherlands manager tips, and Louis van Gaal odds make sense.
The Dutch are in danger of missing out on another major international tournament after losing 2-0 in Bulgaria.
That cost Danny Blind his job as Clockwork Orange boss.
Although Under-21 coach Fred Grim takes charge for an international friendly against Italy, the KNVB will be looking to make a permanent appointment.
The Netherlands are still evens with BetVictor to make a top two finish in their 2018 World Cup qualifying group.
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Read our next Netherlands manager tips to find out who the betting thinks is up to it…
Frank de Boer
Former Ajax and Inter Milan boss De Boer is out of work and a former assistant national coach.
He helped the Clockwork Orange reach the 2010 World Cup final under Bert van Marwijk.
De Boer also enjoyed a distinguished international playing career spanning 14 years.
He was part of Dutch squads that reached four semi-finals (Euro 1992, 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004).
Louis van Gaal
Going back to their last relatively successful manager may be the Netherlands’ best bet.
That is Van Gaal, who using an unorthodox system to Dutch eyes steered them to third place at the last World Cup.
He recently revealed he had not retired, although hasn’t worked since being sacked by Manchester United after winning the 2015/16 FA Cup.
Players bought into Van Gaal’s system and style before, and that previous international experience across two spells is attractive.
BetVictor offer 4/1 Van Gaal odds, and those appeal most for a third stint at Dutch helm.
Blind’s predecessor Hiddink has also had two spells in charge of the Clockwork Orange, but his second wasn’t successful.
The former Chelsea interim boss was supposed to guide the Netherlands to Euro 2016 and then step down, but it didn’t pan out that way.
Struggles in qualifying meant Blind took over early, but couldn’t turn things around either.
Although priced up by BetVictor at 8/1, Hiddink just doesn’t seem likely to get another crack at this job.
Now aged 70, and for all his international experience, a younger man with different ideas is needed.
Now the Dutch national job is vacant again, expect more speculation about the future of Everton boss Koeman.
Arsenal, Barcelona, and now the Clockwork Orange; he’ll be linked with them all!
Koeman’s long-term future at Goodison Park seems to depend on getting key players like Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley tied down to new deals.
If the Toffees can’t stick them down contract-wise, then the manager may move on.
BetVictor’s price of 12/1 for Koeman to be next permanent Netherlands national boss reflects rumoured elite club interest in him.
Former Tottenham manager Jol is also out of work after a spell in Egypt with Al Ahly.
He is an outsider to answer his country’s call, but extensive work abroad is a plus.
The KNVB hasn’t ruled out appointing a foreign coach, but the last of those was the great Ernst Happel in 1977-78.
Siding with those Van Gaal odds look the best bet at this stage, though.
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