Southampton boss Koeman dismisses Holland link

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After losing their opening two matches of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign questions are already being asked about the position of Dutch national team boss Guus Hiddink

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has dismissed calls for him to take over as Holland national team boss.

Under Louis van Gaal, Netherlands impressed at this year's World Cup in Brazil, eventually finishing third.

Van Gaal has since departed for Manchester United and Guus Hiddink was confirmed as his successor but his second stint in charge has not started well.

The Dutch have lost two of their first three Euro 2016 qualifying matches leading to suggestions that Koeman could be in line to take over. 

"I am the manager of Southampton, I am not the national manager and I will not be the next national manager," the 51-year-old told BBC Radio Solent.

Former Ajax and ­Barcelona midfielder Ronald de Boer has been once of those calling for Koeman to take charge of the national side.

"He said the same thing last season when the Federation chose Hiddink," added Koeman

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"He said that this team needs a younger coach, a coach from a new generation.

"We are not happy about the performance of Holland. After this bad start for the Europeans, it will be difficult. Of course, I would prefer if Holland would win as I'm Dutch."

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