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Koeman may be the first coach this century who wins in debut

Koeman may be the first coach this century who wins in debut

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.


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