Ronald Koeman to take over as Holland boss after Qatar World Cup

Former Barcelona manager to succeed current manager Louis van Gaal later this year

Ronald Koeman will succeed Louis van Gaal as Holland manager after this year's World Cup.

It will be the former defender’s second spell in charge of his country, having led them to runners-up in the Uefa Nations League in 2018-19 and helped them qualify for Euro 2020 before an ill-fated stint at Barcelona.

He posted on Twitter: “Proud to share I will be the manager of Netherlands’ national team again after the WC. I am very much looking forward, let’s reach new successes together!”

The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) added in a statement on its website: “After the upcoming World Cup, Ronald Koeman will take over from Louis van Gaal as national coach.

“His contract for this with the KNVB will run until the World Cup in 2026 and has now been signed by both parties.”