Van Marwijk quits Holland

Manager steps down following miserable Euro 2012 campaign

Bert van Marwijk: Stepped down following Holland's unhappy Euro 2012 campaign

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Bert van Marwijk has stepped down as Holland manager in the wake of their unhappy performance at Euro 2012 this summer.

Van Marwijk's side headed to Poland and Ukraine as one of the pre-tournament favourites following their World Cup final appearance in South Africa two years previously.

But they exited the competition after losing all three of their Group B fixtures against Denmark, Portugal and Germany.

The former Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund manager took over at the helm of the Oranje in place of Marco van Basten after Euro 2008.

He had signed a new long-term deal with the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) in December which was due to see him remain at the helm until 2016.

But their miserable European Championship campaign, coupled with reports of unrest between the manager and senior players, saw him step down.

A statement on the KNVB's official 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 agreement between the FA and coach officially ran until the 2016 European Championship."