Netherlands appoint Dick Advocaat as Manager for the third time; Gullit to assist

​The Netherlands have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach for a third time.

The former Rangers and Sunderland boss announced in March he would be leaving Turkish side Fenerbahce at the end of this season.

Advocaat, 70, who will be assisted by ex-Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit, replaces the sacked Danny Blind.

Blind lost his jobafter a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria left the Netherlands fourth in their World Cup qualifying group.

The team also failed to reach last summer’s European Championships.

The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) confirmed the appointments of Advocaat and Gullit at a news conference on Tuesday.

Fenerbahce are third in the Super Lig, eight points behind leaders Besiktas, with four games to go.

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