Everton firing Ronald Koeman on Monday gives Oranje another option for their future national coach.
After a few years of scraping around for available options, the Dutch national team have Koeman and Frank de Boer, fresh from their respective sackings at Everton and Crystal Palace.
This has already led to much chatter in the Netherlands, indeed it was a theme for some when it became clear Koeman’s days at Goodison Park could be numbered.
Now pundits are arguing over Koeman and De Boer, and who should be the preferred option to take the Netherlands forward, when Dick Advocaat steps aside for the brave new era.
Dutch pundit and AD hournalist Mikos Gouka is quoted by Soccer News of the Netherlands explaining why former Everton manager Koeman will be especially keen this time around: “One hundred percent sure he wants to do this, even with Oranje in this state. He has always seen it as the highest office and was particularly offended at the time that he didn’t get it.”
Should Koeman be snubbed again, especially if it’s in favour of De Boer, then he’s going to be even more offended. A national job will probably suit the manager down to the ground after his Everton exit, with so much spare time to go on holiday.