Koeman not in line for Dutch job

The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have denied reports that Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is in line to replace under-fire Danny Blind at the helm of the national team.

Reports in England claimed on Thursday that Blind was staring at the axe just two games into his tenure as Netherlands manager, having succeeded Guus Hiddink last month.

Koeman had been linked with the Oranje post before the appointment of Hiddink, who took over the reigns from Louis van Gaal after the 2014 World Cup.

Defeats to Iceland and Turkey have left Blind's side in a precarious position in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they sit fourth in Group A with just two matches remaining.

However, the KNVB insist Blind's job is not under immediate threat and that he still has a chance to qualify for the finals in France next year.

A KNVB official told Sky Sports News HQ: "Danny Blind is not facing the sack. He's only been our manager for two games. Despite losing both, we could still qualify for the European Championship finals.

"Blind signed a contract keeping him with us until the World Cup in 2018. Within that contract there is an agreement for him to meet the board of directors after the European qualification period.

"That will still happen in the next couple of months to see if they're still happy with him."

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