Note: While this story was started in 2013; all personnel (players, managers, etc) will be up-to-date as of this summer, so I will be playing as Guus Hiddink, Holland’s new manager, as Louis Van Gaal is at Man Utd now Obviously the first major tournament is the 2014 World Cup.
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The Dutch FA have today confirmed what many in the football world already knew: Guus Hiddink will be the man to replace Louis Van Gaal, as the nations head coach moves to pastures new as manager of Manchester United. A move originally thought to be taking place after the 2014 World Cup, many have been taken aback by how quickly events have moved forward.
Manchester United, who many thought would unveil David Moyes as their manager, have backtracked on their decision, and installed Van Gaal with immediate effect, apparently to the outrage of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who hand-picked Moyes as his successor. However, it is said that a man who identified himself only as “M.M” in letters, delivered a warning from the future about how badly this appointment would fare, as he returned to his original time in the 1980s.
It is understood that the Dutch FA’s minimum expectation of Hiddink will be to qualify from the group stages of the World Cup in Brazil, without too much difficulty. It’s an expectation which, with the players and resources available to him, shouldn't be too much of a difficulty.
Hiddink is also due to unveil his assistant manager to the press in due course, and some are suggesting that person could be a female; a 25-year old Scot who holds Dutch dual nationality, and experience with the country’s youth setup; a possible indicator of the Dutch FA’s intentions to blood their latest generation of talent with a familiar face perhaps? Only time will tell.