Van Marwijk: I cannot rule out retirement

The former Oranje boss has made it clear that he will not make a decision on his future anytime soon, and hinted that he could even quit coaching completely
Bert van Marwijk has revealed that he has received a number of offers since resigning as Netherlands coach, but has stressed that he will not be rushed into making a decision on his next move, and added that an early retirement is a realistic option.

The 60-year-old threw in the towel as head coach after Oranje lost all three group games at Euro 2012, despite going into the tournament as one of the favourites to lift the trophy.

"I have received some interesting offers in the past few weeks," Van Marwijk stated to Spits. "I don't have any obligations at the moment, though, and I'm enjoying the freedom, so I'm not up for a new job now.

"I might return to coaching in a month, but I could also retire from coaching completely. I'm not ruling out that option.

"There's a big chance that I'll return to coaching, but I simply don't know when and where."

Van Marwijk started his professional coaching career at Fortuna Sittard in 1998, and also enjoyed spells at Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund before accepting the job as Oranjeboss in 2008.