THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch football federation (KNVB) terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season.
The KNVB said that Hiddink's contract will now end on Wednesday. It had been set to last through to next year's European Championship.
Hiddink took over after Louis van Gaal led the Netherlands to third place at last year's World Cup, but the Netherlands have had a poor qualifying campaign for Euro...
Sunderland have made a bid for Netherlands international forward Jeremain Lens as Dick Advocaat looks to bring his fellow Dutchman to the Stadium of Light from Dynamo Kiev, sources told ESPN FC.
Advocaat is keen to bolster his attacking options this summer as he is keen to avoid a repeat of last season's struggles when Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation.
Sunderland struggled for goals last season with midfielder Jordi Gomez and striker Connor Wickham finishing as the club's joint top scorers...
Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart has signed a three-year deal with Real Betis, the newly promoted Spanish club announced on Monday night.
Van der Vaart spent the past three seasons in a second stint at Hamburg, who last month barely escaped relegation after a playoff for the second straight season.
The move comes on the same day he was voted as the biggest disappointment of the Bundesliga season by his fellow professionals.
The 32-year-old has 109 caps for Netherlands, appearing...