Ronald Koeman is chasing Friday in the friendly in the Arena against England on a scoop this century. The former trainer of Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV can be the first Orange-coach in twenty years that his debut match wins.
Frank Rijkaard was in October 1998 (2-0 against Peru, the last coach who made his debut with a victory. Louis van Gaal (2000: 2-2 against Ireland) were not, and also Marco van Basten (2004: 2-2 against Sweden) and Bert van Marwijk (2008: 1-1 against Russia) started off with a depot in Orange.
Danny Blind went in september 2015, in his first international match with 0-1 down against Iceland and Fred Grim was a year ago, the fifth (interim)coach that a false start had. Under the leadership of the former goalkeeper, who three international matches in the lead had lost the Orange with 1-2 of Italy.
It is striking that between the debut production by Dick Advocaat, Van Gaal and Guus Hiddink, without a victory in their second term began.
Lawyer started in 2002 with a 1-1 against England, Van Gaal started his second term in 2012 with a 4-2 defeat against Belgium and under the guidance of Hiddink went Orange in 2014 with 2-0 down against Italy.
At the start of the third term of a Lawyer, there was finally a victory. In June last year won the Orange under the direction of the Hagenaar with 5-0 Luxembourg.