Van Marwijk to quit Oranji after Euro 2012

AFP, Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk says he intends to quit his post and return to club football after Euro 2012, Dutch magazine NUsport on Tuesday quoted him as saying.

Marwijk is thinking of a return to club management

"I think I will leave my post as national coach after 2012. I will be at the end of my contract and it will be time to think of something else," said the 58-year-old who guided the Dutch to the World Cup final in the summer where they lost to Spain.

He added he was thinking of a return to club management although "not in the Netherlands.

"My preference would be Germany, England or Spain. Various clubs have already contacted me but for the time being my heart still lies with the Oranje," said Van Marwijk, who has coach Feyenoord and Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

Van Marwijk suuceeded Marco van Basten two years ago in the national job and under his tutelage the Dutch have, as well as their World Cup run, started off strongly in the Euro 2012 qualifiers as they target a berth in the finals in Poland and Ukraine.

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