Guus Hiddink is quitting as coach of the Netherlands national football team after less than a year at the helm, Dutch football association KNVB said late Monday.
In a mutual decision to end his contract early, Hiddink stepped aside, the statement said.
The 68-year-old’s departure may allow assistant coach Danny Blind to take over, though no decision has been made, the KNVB said.
The Dutch are struggling to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals in France.
In Monday’s statement, Hiddink voiced regret that the team had not done better so far in Euro qualifying, where they are in third place in Group A with 10 points from six matches, trailing Iceland and the Czech Republic.
Hiddink, who previously led the Netherlands team from 1994-98, took over last year following the World Cup in Brazil, where predecessor Louis van Gaal led the Dutch into third place.
Source: DPA International