Advocaat to leave Netherlands job

Dick Advocaat was unable to save Netherlands' World Cup qualification campaign and will not be extending his stay in the country's top job.

Dick Advocaat, 70, took charge of Netherlands for a third time in May after the sacking of Danny Blind.   -  Getty Images

Dick Advocaat has confirmed he will leave the role of Netherlands head coach when his contract expires after the friendly matches against Scotland and Romania.

Advocaat, 70, took charge of his country for a third time in May after the sacking of Danny Blind.

Netherlands won four of its five World Cup qualifiers under Advocaat, but that was not enough to see it reach Russia, as it was forced to settle for third place in Group A behind France and Sweden.

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The Oranje play against Scotland in Aberdeen on Thursday, before a trip to Bucharest to face Romania next Tuesday in a match that will be Advocaat's last at the helm.

"These are the final two games for me and then after this I'm stopping with the national team," Advocaat told reporters in Scotland on his arrival.

Advocaat was reluctant to discuss the subject further in an interview and insisted he had not decided on what his next job will be.

"I have not yet said what I'm going to do and therefore clubs do not know that I'm available or not," said Advocaat.

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"Let's get these two games out of the way and then we will see what comes into my path. I'm doing the same as Louis van Gaal and never saying 'never'."

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