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Hiddink appointed new Netherlands coach

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Guus Hiddink will take over as Netherlands coach after the World Cup, when Louis van Gaal is stepping down, the country's football association announced on Friday.

Hiddink will lead the Netherlands until the end of the 2016 European Championship in France and then be replaced by Danny Blind.

Blind and former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy were appointed as 67-year-old Hiddink's assistants.

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