For a young man of unassuming character, Daley Blind is an unlikely divisive figure. Two of Dutch football's icons, Marco van Basten and Johan Cruyff, have made him central to a very public philosophical war.
When Cruyff, the 1970s legend who captained the Dutch to losing the 1974 World Cup final, dissected Netherlands' troubled Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in his De Telegraf newspaper column last month, he described the Manchester United man as "the only Dutch player left with a decent, proper...
Ronald Koeman has denied reports he is close to extending his contract as Southampton manager and insisted he does not expect to do so at least until the summer.
Koeman has 18 months remaining on his present deal, which began in the summer of 2014 when he agreed to succeed Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, and has impressed in difficult circumstances during his time at the club.
It had been reported that Southampton, who Koeman has impressively led since Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren, Rickie...
Bayern Munich will hold talks with Netherlands regarding the availability of Arjen Robben should he recover from his groin injury in time for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Robben, 31, sustained the problem during his nation's 1-0 qualifying defeat to Iceland on Sep. 3 -- a result that has contributed to them sitting fourth in Group A, two points off third place with two games to go.
As Louis van Gaal masterminded Manchester United's emphatic victory against Liverpool over the weekend, the former Premier League midfielder to whom he gave his full Netherlands debut a decade and a half ago declared his interest in the Malaysia national coaching job.
Ex-Kelantan head coach George Boateng was back in Kuala Lumpur on a personal trip and eyeing what some might consider to have become the toughest gig in Southeast Asian football.
On Sep. 5, under-23 coach Ong Kim Swee took over on...