Netherlands coach Danny Blind was sacked on Sunday (March 26), less than 24 hours after a 2-0 defeat away to Bulgaria left the team floundering in fourth place in World Cup qualifying Group A.
They are now fourth in Group A, six points behind leaders France and three behind second-placed Sweden.
The Netherlands, which failed to qualify for the European Championship in France last year, looks likely to struggle to reach the World Cup in Russian Federation, which comes four years after the Dutch team coached by Louis van Gaal reached the semifinal in Brazil.
The Dutch FA said recent results left the team with difficulty qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation.
The Netherlands will hope to salvage some pride when they meet Italy in an worldwide friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA on Tuesday, the first match since the sacking of manager Danny Blind.
But worse was to come four minutes later as De Ligt let a speculative high ball fall over his shoulder and collided with goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, allowing Spas Delev to tap in for the opening goal in just the fifth minute, his first global strike. "The first half was shocking", said the 33-year-old Bayern Munich winger.
Blind was heavily criticised for handing 17-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt a starting berth after just a few matches at club level for Ajax Amsterdam.
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The national team has been in the doldrums since missing out on the 2016 European Championship in a dramatic fall from grace two years after finishing third at the World Cup in Brazil. So many "incidents" can not be mere coincidence and these poor results make Blind's parting shot sound delusional.
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will help the Dutch FA find a new coach after Danny Blind's sacking this week.
"It is evident that we have to talk", the Dutch federation's commercial director Jean-Paul Decossaux told Dutch news agency ANP.
"A foreign trainer is also an option".
"Ronald Koeman can such a person be". Now we'll get shit all over us.
The first step to restoring faith in the Netherlands' World Cup hopes has to be winning this marquee friendly.