New Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman admits he was "crazy'' about football after being sacked by Everton, which is why he jumped at the chance to manage the national team.
The 54-year-old was axed by the Toffees in late October after a 5-2 defeat by Arsenal left the club perilously close to the Premier League relegation zone.
However, by February he was back in a job after signing a four-and-a-half-year contract to take charge of his native country up until the 2022 World Cup.
With Netherlands failing...
Manchester United's Daley Blind was not included in the final Netherlands squad for this month's friendlies in England and Portugal as new coach Ronald Koeman named five uncapped players.
Blind had been named to the 33-man preliminary squad earlier this month but was omitted from the 25-man squad revealed on Friday, as were Wolfsburg's Jeffrey Bruma and PSV's Luuk de Jong.
Blind has only started three games for United this season and has not played at all since suffering an ankle injury in...
New Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has included Justin Kluivert, the son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert, in his 33-man preliminary squad for the friendlies against England and Portugal.
Kluivert, 18, who plays for Ajax, was one of seven players given a first call-up by former Southampton and Everton boss Koeman.
Atalanta defender Hans Hateboer, Brugge midfielder Ruud Vormer and AZ goalkeeper Marco Bizot are among the other newcomers in Koeman's selection.
Manchester United's Daley Blind is also...