Blind sacked as Netherlands coach

Danny Blind

Danny Blind has been sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria left the team’s chances of reaching the World Cup finals to diminish critically.

Danny Blind Blind, 55, took over the managerial position of the team from Guus Hiddink in July 2015, but Saturday’s loss in Sofia left the Dutch in fourth place in qualifying Group A, six points behind leaders France.

Only the group winners have assurance of a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Blind’s assistant, Fred Grim will take charge of the team for Tuesday’s friendly against Italy in Amsterdam, the Dutch football federation said.

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