Danny Blind, father of Manchester United defender, Daley Blind has been fired by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), as Netherlands head coach. The KNVB has called time on the former defender’s reign after only 20 months and 18 matches in charge of the Oranje.
The KNVB took the choice Sunday night taking after Netherlands’ 2-0 crush away to Bulgaria. A disappointing start to World Cup qualifying, which has incorporated a home thrashing to France alongside the Bulgaria misfortune, has left the Dutch in genuine peril of passing up a great opportunity for a second major championship.
Fred Grim, the Netherlands Under-21 coach, will assume the responsibility of the senior team for Tuesday’s international friendly with Italy in Amsterdam as the KNVB search for a new manager.
Decossaux said the Dutch FA were left with no decision but to expel Blind because of poor outcomes.
Speaking on www.knvb.nl: “On the grounds that the brandishing results are disappointing and it will now be difficult to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, we feel unfortunately we need to state farewell to him.”
Danny Blind replace Guus Hiddink as the head coach after the Oranje’s disastrous qualification bid for Euro 2016 conceded that his choice to select 17-year-old Ajax prospect Matthijs de Ligt was a calamity as the player had a bad debut.
“We have regard for what Danny accomplished for us and for the team during his tenure,” KNVB chief Jean-Paul Decossaux said in a statement.
Blind stated: “We were on a decent roll. I think the game against Bulgaria was the decisive one. “I gave all that I had. It’s too terrible that it stops with this now.”