‘Natural leadership’: Koeman softens hard edges but still set on Dutch glory

He may have cut a more relatable figure at Euro 2024, but the Netherlands manager remains obsessed with winning

Van links naar rechts (From left to right) is the song favoured by the Netherlands fans this Euros. It has nothing to do with the current political climate in the Netherlands, which is shifting more and more to the far right, but is simply a party hit which has a massive orange crowd jumping from left to right. It has been seen on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich and is sure to be seen again in Dortmund before the semi-final against England.

After the Oranje beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday night to reach the last four, the players and coaching staff joined in on the pitch at the Olympiastadion. The coach, Ronald Koeman, did too, although the 61-year-old looked a bit awkward as he stumbled around, his hair flopping up and down.

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