What? How? Why?

Last updated : 20 March 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The disastrous Dutchman is to take control of the Holland Under-20 team, and about the only thing that can be said in mitigation for the KNVB is that Gullit wasn’t their first choice.

Our ex-manager, and I use the term loosely, told Dutch TV show Studio Sport: "Yes, it's correct I have been asked to become coach of the Under-20s and I have said yes.

"I'm looking forward to working with these great players.

"If you see Ajax and their youngsters, we have a bright future."

God help any prolific young Dutch centre forwards who happen to be good captains and worshipped by the fans.