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Southampton face Koeman battle with Dutch FA

Southampton powerbrokers are bracing for a raid from the Dutch FA for manager Ronald Koeman.

With Holland's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign off to a disastrous start - with two defeats in the first three games - national legend Ronald de Boer has called for Koeman to replace Guus Hiddink.

The former Ajax and ­Barcelona midfielder, who believes Koeman should have had the job in the first place, said: "Koeman was ready to take over, he was really outspoken and really wanted to take the job.

"With all due respect for Hiddink, he's 67 years old. He's done, in my eyes. Hiddink has a great record, but his ideas now are old-fashioned.

"Koeman showed with Feyenoord he can really shape a team and also he knows the mentality of those young boys. Guus is more of a people manager with an arm around them. But those guys need some guidance."

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