Holland have been going through a torrid run of form since the arrival of Guus Hiddink to replace Louis Van Gaal after a rather successful World Cup 2014.
Even though Van Gaal could not match the feats achieved in the 2010 edition when they reached the final, a third-place finish was seen as a positive result for the team.Hiddink was expected to build on this form, but Holland have nosedived since the takeover of the former Chelsea boss. The team has managed only two wins in the last five matches and this includes defeats against lesser ranked the teams like Czech Republic and Iceland. Read more »
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The former player of Netherlands, Ronald de Boer believes that Guus Hiddink is done for and he just doesn’t offer what Netherlands needs following the departure of Louis van Gaal.
Louis van Gaal was in charge of Netherlands during the 2014 World Cup and the squad went through a thrilling campaign as the team reached the 3rd spot. Even though the national side was not able to win the entire tournament, it still was one of the better teams out of the competition and they were happy by what was accomplished.
When the 2014 World Cup was over, Louis van Gaal decided to take charge of Manchester United and GuusHiddink was selected as the new coach of Netherlands but the pressure is quickly building up on Hiddink after losing against Iceland and Czech Republic in their 2016 Euro’s qualifying matches.
According to Ronald de Boer, the former player of Netherlands who made over 60 international caps for his country he believes that Hiddink is old fashioned and his time in charge of Netherlands is reaching its end.
“I think GuusHiddink doesn’t really have a game plan in my eyes. He doesn’t show the guys ‘this is the way we want to go’. I want to see, for example, running midfielders supporting Van Persie. I don’t see any of this’’
“There’s plenty of games to play and change it around. But the pressure will be enormous now for Guus because there was criticism for his nomination beforehand. Of course he has a great record. His ideas now are old fashioned.There was already doubt when he got nominated for the job and now there will only be more.
“He is under enormous pressure and has a lot of explaining to do’’ Ronald de Boer told the media.
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