Bert Van Marwijk resigns as Netherlands coach

Updated: 28 June 2012 02:30 IST

Bert van Marwijk has stepped down as Netherlands coach after his team's first round elimination from the European football championships, the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday.

Bert Van Marwijk resigns as Netherlands coach
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The Hague, Netherlands:

Bert van Marwijk has stepped down as Netherlands coach after his team's first round elimination from the European football championships, the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday.

A statement on the KNVB's website said: "On the initiative of Bert van Marwijk, the KNVB and Bert van Marwijk decided on Wednesday to end the coach's contract with immediate effect."

The 60-year-old's contract had been due to run until the 2016 European championships.

Van Marwijk's resignation follows a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, in which the Oranje were knocked out at the group stage without taking a point.

Topics : Euro 2012 Football Alou Diarra Lech Poznan
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