Jan Zwartkruis, who managed the Netherlands before and after Happel, was Happel's assistant. The Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna is named after this Austrian legend. In the Netherlands, he is most remembered for sustaining Oranje's success without the assistance of Rinus Michels and Johan Cruyff, who pioneered "Total Football" in 1974. 6.5/10.
The Netherlands were one of the favorites to win the 1990 World Cup in Italy until Thijs Libregts was replaced in a late managerial change by Leo Beenhakker. Following that, the Dutch only managed two goals in the group stage, which included England, Egypt, and the Republic of Ireland.
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Frank de Boer: Louis van Gaal, Head Coach of the Netherlands National Football Team.
Holland's head coach since October 2016, is Frank de Boer. A Dutchman who has managed several clubs in his country including Ajax, Barcelona and Chicago Fire, he was appointed by FIFA on 3 October 2016. He is the first foreign manager in charge of the Netherlands national team.
He succeeded former Germany manager Joachim Löw, who left after winning the 2014 World Cup with Germany. Before that, the Netherlands had not won a major international tournament since 1990.
De Boer has said that his aim is to make the Netherlands competitive again and that he will not be afraid to experiment with different players in order to achieve this goal.
He has also stated that he will not be concerned about his own career while working with the Netherlands team and that he will only consider leaving the job when told that he can no longer manage a club.
The contract with De Boer runs until the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia but it is possible that he could remain at the helm for more than one tournament if the Netherlands qualify successfully.
Krul was named as the starting goalkeeper in new coach Louis van Gaal's first competitive game in charge of Turkey in Amsterdam, preserving a clean sheet in the Oranje's 2-0 triumph. Krul was named to the Netherlands team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June 2014. He had been named as Jeroen Stam's replacement after Jasper Cillessen was ruled out due to injury.
Krul has played every minute of every Netherlands match since his international debut on June 16, 2013, in a 1-1 draw with Sweden at the Stade de France. The 31-year-old kept three consecutive clean sheets in official matches for the first time in his career. He had previously only managed one such run in Ligue 1 with PSG, from October 2011 to May 2012. Prior to joining PSG, Krul had never kept three consecutive shutouts in any competition.
Krul is married to former Dutch tennis player Marion Bartoli and they have two children. He began his professional career with Feyenoord before moving to Ajax in 2007 where he stayed for seven seasons. In 2015, he joined Paris Saint-Germain for €5 million.
He is known for being one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but also because of some controversial moments during games.
According to the publication De Telegraaf, Van Gaal has accepted to lead the brilliant but inexperienced Dutch eleven to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to the newspaper, the Royal Dutch Football Federation and Van Gaal "have recently concluded an agreement that will see the new national coach go on his third spell."
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has been linked with several positions within the federation over the past year, including assistant manager at the Netherlands national team. However, it appears that he has chosen to take charge of the program once again.
He managed the Netherlands from 1999 to 2007, leading them to the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea before being sacked. He was then hired by Manchester United in 2008 and led the club to its first Premier League title a few months after his arrival. In 2014, he returned to manage Barcelona for one season before moving back to Europe and taking charge of Bayern Munich two years later.
After failing to win any trophies at both clubs, he decided to retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. But following Louis van Gaal's resignation earlier this year, he has changed his mind and agreed to return to management at the Netherlands.
Van Gaal was born on March 24, 1950 in Hilversum, North Holland. He started his professional career at local club Ajax where he remained for eight seasons, winning three European titles along with four other domestic trophies.
West Germany was led by Franz Beckenbauer, while the Dutch had their star, Johan Cruyff, and their Total Football system, which had dazzled the competition. It was expected that West Germany would do well in their first appearance, but they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by the highly rated Netherlands.
Beckenbauer has been called "the greatest footballer never to win the Ballon d'Or" because he played during the era when that award was given to only one player per team. In addition, he won the European Championship with West Germany in 1972 and the World Cup in 1990 with Germany. He also managed Germany to victory at the 1994 World Cup.
After retiring from playing football, Beckenbauer became involved in management, including a short stint as manager of Bayern Munich. He is considered one of the best managers of all time and was named by Pelé as one of the top 10 managers of all time.
As captain, Beckenbauer led West Germany to victory over France in the final match of the 1974 World Cup, giving him the title of world champion. The game ended 2-1 after extra time to give West Germany their first World Cup title. This remains the only World Cup trophy that Germany has won so far.