Forster: 'Koeman would be fantastic for Netherlands'

Fraser Forster has confidence Ronald Koeman would be a success with Netherlands despite the disappointing end to his Everton tenure.

Forster, who played under Koeman during his tenure at St Mary's Stadium, believes the 54-year-old would succeed as Netherlands head-coach.   -  Getty Images

Ronald Koeman would be a fantastic choice as the next coach of Netherlands, according to Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Koeman is out of work having been sacked by Everton last month following a dismal start to the Premier League season, his exit sealed when a 5-2 defeat to Arsenal left the side in the relegation zone.

He has been heavily linked with the national team position in his home country, with Netherlands set to be looking for a new coach when Dick Advocaat departs after Tuesday's friendly in Romania, the Oranje having missed out on a World Cup place.

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Forster, who played under Koeman during his tenure at St Mary's Stadium, believes the 54-year-old would be a success.

"He will suit whatever job comes his way. If that's what he wants to go for he will be fantastic at it," Forster said of the Netherlands link.

"He is a great manager. I am sure he will adapt whether it is club football or international.

"Ron is a fantastic manager and a great person. He was fantastic with me.

"He is a fantastic coach and I have no doubt he will end up in a top job somewhere else."

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