Van Nistelrooy, Stekelenburg join Netherlands bench for Euro 2020
Van Nistelrooy, Stekelenburg join Netherlands bench for Euro 2020
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Van Nistelrooy, Stekelenburg join Netherlands bench for Euro 2020

Former Netherlands international Ruud van Nistelrooy and Maarten Stekelenburg will join the Dutch bench in Euro 2020.

The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Tuesday that the former Manchester United striker Van Nistelrooy will leave his role as PSV’s youth coach to help head coach Ronald Koeman in the tournament.

Speaking on his latest appointment, Van Nistelrooy told the KNVB website: “It is a wonderful opportunity for me as an assistant coach to be part of the staff of the Orange for this final tournament.”

While Van Nistelrooy will wait, former 47-year old former goalkeeper Stekelenburg will start his role alongside Koeman immediately.

“After all the great years with the KNVB youth teams, this is, of course, an excellent opportunity to work at the highest level,” said Stekelenburg, who coached the Dutch under 19 side.

After friendlies against the United States and Spain, Koeman’s side faces Austria, Ukraine and one of the four playoff winners in Amsterdam in Group C.

The Dutch team might miss the services of forward Memphis Depay after he was ruled out for six months by his club Lyon.

 

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