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Ex-Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink agrees to become Holland manager, ex-Man United man RVN to be his assistant
- March 25, 2014
News broke out from the Dutch FA overnight on Monday that former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink will replace Louis van Gaal after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Hiddink, who managed Chelsea in 2009, has agreed a two-year deal with the Dutch football federation, and he will be joined by former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy as one of his assistants.
Also joining the former Chelsea and Man United men in the revamped Dutch management staff is Ajax legend Danny Blind.
According to the rumour mill, Blind, rather than van Nistelrooy, is being talked up as the long-term future Dutch manager after the 2016 European Championship in France.
The Dutch are drawn against the Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan in Euor 2016 qualification.