Netherlands head coach Danny Blind sacked


Danny Blind has been dismissed as Netherland coach for World Cup finals. The team defeated Bulgaria by 0-2 in the World Cup qualifiers.

On Sunday, the Dutch national team reached to the Amsterdam from Sofia for the matches. Blind already missed out the training and had a conference with KNVB’s director of professional football Jean-Paul Decossaux and technical director Hans van Breukelen.

“We have regard for what Danny implied for us and for the group amid his residency. But since the outcomes are lamentably disillusioning, and the capability for the World Cup in Russia is troublesome, we feel compelled to go separate ways,” Decossaux affirmed.

The Netherlands clinched fourth position in World Cup qualifying group A, behind France, Sweden and Bulgaria.

The nine winners of each European group will have to play in the World Cup matches, while the eight best runners-up will move forward to the play-offs.

“We were on the right track. The match against Bulgaria was an incident. I am disappointed it has to end this way,” Blind responded.

In August 2015, Blind succeeded Guus Hiddink. He began in the worst possible way with defeats against Iceland (1-0) and Turkey (3-0) for Euro 2016.

On Tuesday, Assistant Fred Grim for the time being takes over in the friendly against Italy in Amsterdam.