The Netherlands have confirmed the appointment of former Everton and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman as their new head coach on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Koeman, 54, has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in October after a string of defeats saw the Toffees fall into the relegation zone.
A statement from the Dutch FA (the KNVB) said: The KNVB has reached agreement with Ronald Koeman about the appointment as national coach of the Dutch national team.
Koeman has just signed a contract that connects him to Orange with immediate effect up to and including the World Cup 2022.
The Netherlands have been without a manager since former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat stepped down in November following the country`s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Koeman will become the Netherlands` fourth boss since Louis van Gaal stepped down after leading the country to a third-place finish at the 2014 World Cup.
Guus Hiddink succeeded Van Gaal but was replaced by Danny Blind who was then followed by Advocaat in what has been a frustrating period for the Netherlands, who also failed to qualify for Euro 2016.
Koeman, who won 78 caps and scored 14 goals as a player between 1982-94, has previous experience coaching the Netherlands, having served as Hiddink`s assistant with the Dutch national team at the 1998 World Cup.
The KNVB have also appointed Nico-Jan Hoogma, who was general manager at Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo, as director of football.
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