Speculation is already rife over who will replace Bert van Marwijk as coach of Netherlands and there are no shortage of candidates.
Van Marwijk yesterday stood down from his role following a disappointing EURO
The candidates to succeed the 60-year-old include
The chairman of the Dutch FA (KNVB),
When asked whether Netherlands would look to appoint a foreign coach,
Gullit is not renowned for being an outstanding head coach, with disappointing spells at Feyenoord and
Former Twente boss Adriaanse is unemployed but could be a viable option because he prefers to play attacking football, with his methods guiding unheralded Dutch club Willem II into the Champions League in 1999.
Feyenoord coach Koeman and Ajax's De Boer have already ruled themselves out of the running, with the latter paying tribute to Van Marwijk.
The former Ajax and Barcelona defender served as Van Marwijk's assistant at the 2010 World Cup.
"It is unfortunate for the Dutch team that Bert has quit. I had a great time with him and learned a lot from him," De Boer said on his Twitter account.
It has been suggested that De Boer's absence from the coaching set-up is the reason for Oranje flattering to deceive in
He rejected the notion, however, hinting the success two years ago came because egos did not clash in
"I had my share during the successful World Cup, but it is not all about me," he said at an Ajax press conference yesterday.
"In 2010 it was all easier. When [
"Now you have influential players in the Premier League and the Bundesliga. That makes it all a lot harder."
The EURO 2012 failure prompted the KNVB to hold a number of meetings with Van Marwijk about what went wrong.
And the coach opted to leave his post last night, albeit reluctantly. It was a decision that was accepted by the governing body.
"I have severe doubts, but have decided to take this step anyway," Van Marwijk said in a short statement.
"I personally had a very good feeling about our co-operation.
"Of course it is sad to part early, but we must be realistic."
Van Marwijk, who has previously held the reins at Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund, took charge of the national team in 2008.
The KNVB will hope to to have a new coach in place before Netherlands' friendly against