Netherlands Soccer Affiliation (KNVB) have introduced that head coach Mark Parsons will now not proceed in his position after a “disappointing” Euro 2022 marketing campaign.
The KNVB stated in an announcement that the 2 events got here to a joint resolution after a evaluate confirmed there wasn’t sufficient confidence in Parsons to grasp their ambitions.
Netherlands got here second in Group C with Sweden topping the group and misplaced within the quarterfinals to France.
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“Within the run-up to and on the European Championship, each the video games and the outcomes have been disappointing and we can not afford that. The bar is excessive,” KNVB director Jan Dirk van der Zee stated.
“The Netherlands was defending champion and in addition a finalist on the final World Cup, we wish to take part for the prizes. With a view to the present World Cup qualifying sequence, it has been determined that another person can be on the helm within the very brief time period. That isn’t a pleasant resolution, however that can be a part of prime soccer.
“The group got here from an extremely robust interval and supplemented with younger gamers, the group needed to lay the inspiration for brand spanking new successes. Mark has managed to scout new abilities and provides them an opportunity on this interim section and we’re grateful to him for that. We want him each success in his additional profession.”
Parsons was introduced because the succerssor to Sarina Wiegman — who gained Euro 2022 with England after additionally successful it with Netherlands in 2017 — in Might 2021. He joined the nationwide group from Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League facet Portland Thorns who he had coached for 5 years.
He additionally coached Washington Spirit, D.C. United and Chelsea Reserves.
In an announcement posted on social media, Parsons stated it had been “a privilege” to be head coach of Netherlands.
“I need you to know that I at all times labored with one purpose in thoughts and that’s to assist this group transfer ahead,” he added. “I actually want to have achieved higher outcomes for you.
“This has been a really difficult 12 months however I stay honoured I’ve had the possibility to work with these gamers and KNVB. I want you all the most effective and good luck for September’s qualifier. I can be cheering you all on from a far.”
Netherlands are prime of Group C with a two level lead over closest rivals Iceland. Nevertheless, Iceland have a recreation in hand and the 2 sides meet in an important match on Sept. 6.
If Netherlands win, they qualify for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.