Aug
02
2008
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Erwin Koeman

Former Dutch national player Erwin Koeman has taken over the reins of the Hungarian national team. Koeman has been tasked with leading the World Cup runners-up of 1938 and 1954 to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. This is his third post as head coach, following spells with RKC Waalwijk (2004-2005) and Feyenoord (2005-2007). The older brother of Ronald Koeman succeeds Peter Varhidi, who missed out on qualification for EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Germany’s most-capped national player Lothar Matthaus coached the Magyars in 2004-2005. Koeman, a European champion in Germany in 1988, will face Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Malta and Albania with the Hungarian team in Group 1 of the FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.