The Dutch FA have confirmed Bert van Marwijk has resigned as manager of the Netherlands.
After overseeing a tremendously successful World Cup campaign, in which they eliminated Brazil on their road to the final, he then bossed the Dutch to their worst ever campaign in a majour tournament, in which they lost all three of their group games to finish bottom of Group B.
It was their worst run in their history.
There were also rumours of dressing room unrest during the Euro’s, with some senior players reportedly unhappy with the supposed preferential treatment he afforded to son in law Mark van Bommel.
van Marwijk enjoyed a four year tenure at Holland, taking over from Marco van Basten in 2008. The Dutch reached number 1 in the Fifa World Rankings in August 2011, but a dramatic reversal in fortunes meant it was time for Marijk to go.
It is unclear at this stage who might be in line to take over. The Netherlands’ next competitive match will be a World Cup qualifier against Turkey in September this year.