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Claudio Ranieri named new Leicester boss

Leicester have named Claudio Ranieri as their new first-team manager. Ranieri, a former Chelsea boss, succeeds Nigel Pearson at the Barclays Premier League club. Pearson was relieved of his duties last month, with the club making a statement at the time which said "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us". Ranieri has been out of work since leaving the Greek national...
Via World Soccer Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Basten back in Netherlands setup as Blind's assistant

AMSTERDAM (AP) Former Netherlands coach Marco van Basten is returning to the national team's staff, as assistant to recently appointed coach Danny Blind. The Dutch football association says on Thursday that Van Basten has agreed a contract until the end of July 2018. Van Basten was coach of the national team from 2004-2008, a tenure that included the 2006 World Cup and 2008 European...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serie A champions Juventus want Chelsea midfielder Willian

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United would be prepared to allow Jonny Evans go to Everton as part of a deal to bring Everton full-back Seamus Coleman to Old Trafford. Newcastle have played down suggestions that they are preparing...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dutch FA appoints Blind as successor to Hiddink

Former defender Danny Blind has taken over as Holland coach after the resignation of Guus Hiddink. The ex-Dutch international was working as Hiddink's assistant but following the 68-year-old's decision to quit on Monday he has been promoted. Blind, a former Sparta Rotterdam and Ajax player, will assume his new role on August 1. Dutch Football Association director Bert van Oostveen...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Quitting the Netherlands job is the correct decision by Guus Hiddink

So Guus Hiddink has resigned as the Netherlands coach and it should come as little shock to anyone. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager endured a torrid time in charge of his home nation since taking the job in July 2014. In his first match back in the hot seat he saw his side lose 2-0 to Italy in a friendly, but it is the Netherlands devastatingly poor form in the Euro 2016...
Via World Soccer Talk
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dutch FA terminates Hiddink's contract as coach

AMSTERDAM (AP) The Dutch football federation says it has terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink, ending his second stint in charge. The KNVB said Monday that Hiddink's contract will now end on Wednesday. It had been set to last through next year's European Championship. Hiddink took over from Louis Van Gaal after last year's World Cup but the Netherlands have...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink admits he may quit role

Guus Hiddink has revealed that he is considering stepping down as Netherlands coach. The 68-year-old returned for a second stint with Oranje last summer, replacing Louis van Gaal, who left after World Cup 2014 to take charge of Manchester United. The original plan was for Hiddink to lead Netherlands to Euro 2016 and then be succeeded at the helm by assistant coach Danny Blind. However...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Netherlands keep Euro hopes alives; Turkey edge Kazakhstan

RIGA, Latvia -- PSV Eindhoven teammates Georginio Wijnaldum and Luciano Narsingh scored second-half goals Friday as the Netherlands beat Latvia 2-0 in Riga to move closer to second place in its European Championship qualifying group. Briefly languishing in fourth place before kick off after Turkey won 1-0 in Kazakhstan, the Netherlands regained third with its first away win since...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Points: USMNT search for the right balance against Netherlands

AMSTERDAM United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a few moments to assess the merits of the opposition. He cited Netherlands’ run to third place at last summer’s World Cup and touched on the importance of those performances to the side. He then turned to a matter of great interest to both himself and his Dutch counterpart Guus Hiddink. As Klinsmann ticked off the Dutch strengths...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost out of Netherlands squad

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Striker Bas Dost has pulled out of the Netherlands squad with a hamstring injury, two days after scoring the final goal in Wolfsburg's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final. Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink still has his country's all-time top scorer, Robin van Persie, in his 26-man squad, along with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, for a friendly...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Netherlands sink Spain to relieve pressure on under-fire Hiddink

AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands beat Spain 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday to earn embattled coach Guus Hiddink some breathing space after a poor start to his second term in charge of the Dutch national team. Center back Stefan de Vrij and midfielder Davy Klaassen scored first half goals for the Netherlands in the morale-boosting victory. Spain, thrashed 5-1 by the Netherlands at the World...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Robben to miss Netherlands' Euro qualifier against Turkey

Arjen Robben has been ruled out of Holland's games against Turkey and Spain with a torn abdominal muscle. The Bayern Munich forward was substituted in the first half of his club's Bundesliga 2-0 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday and the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has now confirmed his absence. A statement on the KNVB's official website read: "Arjen Robben has informed...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

In-form Bas Dost in Netherlands squad for Turkey, Spain matches

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- In-form Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has been included in the Netherlands squad to take on Turkey in a European Championship qualifier and Spain in a friendly. The call-up for Dost, who has scored 13 goals in the Bundesliga in 2015, gives the Dutch forward line a distinctly German feel. Also included in the squad Guus Hiddink announced Friday are Bayern Munich...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

In-form Dost in Netherlands squad for Turkey, Spain matches

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) In-form Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has been included in the Netherlands squad to take on Turkey in a European Championship qualifier and Spain in a friendly. The call-up for Dost, who has scored 13 goals in the Bundesliga in 2015, gives the Dutch forward line a distinctly German feel. Also included in the squad Guus Hiddink announced Friday are Bayern...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Daley Blind suffers knee injury playing for the Netherlands against Latvia

AMSTERDAM (AP) Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could face a lengthy lay-off after injuring his knee playing for the Netherlands against Latvia on Sunday. Coach Guus Hiddink says Blind likely twisted or possibly ruptured a medial ligament in his knee in a challenge with in a challenge with Eduards Visnakovs. Blind limped off in the 20th minute as the Netherlands thrashed...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Blow: Manchester United star suffer ligament injury, could be out for 4-6 weeks

Big Blow: Manchester United star suffer ligament injury, could be out for 4-6 weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United suffer another huge blow today after reports from Holland suggest that Dutch defender-cum-midfielder Daley Blind has injured his ligament and could be absent for four to six weeks. Blind suffered this injury while playing Holland against Latvia...
Via Soccerlens
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Daley Blind suffers possibly serious knee injury

AMSTERDAM (AP) Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could face a lengthy lay-off after injuring his knee playing for the Netherlands against Latvia on Sunday. Coach Guus Hiddink says Blind likely twisted or possibly ruptured a medial ligament in his knee in a challenge with in a challenge with Eduards Visnakovs. Blind limped off in the 20th minute as the Netherlands thrashed...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Netherlands get back on track with Euro qualifying win over Latvia

The Netherlands got their Euro 2016 Group A qualifying campaign back on track as they thrashed Latvia 6-0 in Amsterdam. Dutch manager Guus Hiddink had threatened to walk away if the Oranje were beaten again, having seen his side defeated in both away games so far against the Czech Republic and Iceland. However, any suggestions of another shock result were dispelled as captain Robin...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Union hire ex-United youth coach Meulensteen as team consultant

CHESTER, Pa. -- Former Sir Alex Ferguson assistant Rene Meulensteen has been hired as a consultant by Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. The 50-year-old was a youth coach at United under Ferguson from 2001-06 and also coached the reserves. He briefly coached Brondby in Denmark, then returned to Old Trafford as a Ferguson assistant. When Ferguson retired after the 2012-13 season...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Meulensteen hired as Philadelphia Union consultant

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Former Alex Ferguson assistant Rene Meulensteen has been hired as a consultant by Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. The 50-year-old was a youth coach at United under Ferguson from 2001-06 and also coached the reserves. He briefly coached Brondby in Denmark, then returned to Old Trafford as a Ferguson assistant. When Ferguson retired after the 2012-13 season...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Week

Are we a little too harsh on international soccer? While it’s typically been perceived as a mere blemish on the domestic landscape, some revamps to the various competitions seem to have given teams an edge, thus facilitating a much more entertaining product. That’s certainly been the case as nations look to qualify for Euro 2016, with a host of intriguing ties to come over the...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany, Portugal, Dutch out to regain lost ground

Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship in 2016 was supposed to be a simple task for the continent's top teams. It's not turning out that way. World champion Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands have made disappointing starts to their campaigns and are all outside the top two in their groups after three games. The top two countries from nine groups qualify automatically...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

De Jong, Klaasen pull out of Holland squad for double header

Netherlands midfielders Nigel de Jong and Davy Klaassen have pulled out of the squad ahead of a European Championship qualifier against Latvia and a friendly against Mexico. De Jong withdrew Monday morning with a hamstring injury. Klaassen pulled out Sunday night with a groin strain. Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink called up Leroy Fer as a replacement. After three losses in his first...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured De Jong, Klaassen out of Netherlands squad

AMSTERDAM (AP) Netherlands midfielders Nigel de Jong and Davy Klaassen have pulled out of the squad ahead of a European Championship qualifier against Latvia and a friendly against Mexico. De Jong withdrew Monday morning with a hamstring injury. Klaassen pulled out Sunday night with a groin strain. Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink called up Leroy Fer as a replacement. After three...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Willems, Van Rhijn back for Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Coach Guus Hiddink has included in-form defenders Jetro Willems and Ricardo van Rhijn in the Netherlands squad for a friendly against Mexico and a crucial European Championship clash with Latvia. Hiddink is off to a dismal start since taking over from Louis van Gaal, who led the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup in Brazil. His team has lost...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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