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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 July, 2004, 16:42 GMT 17:42 UK
Advocaat quits Holland
Dick Advocaat has quit as the coach of Holland, the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Tuesday.

A statement said Advocaat felt there was insufficient support for him to continue until 2006, when his contract was due to expire.

"We respect the decision and will convene about his successor," the statement said.

The KNVB said it would announce a successor before 18 August when the Dutch are due to play Sweden.

The Dutch reached the Euro 2004 semi-finals in Portugal before losing 2-1 to the hosts.

Advocaat had hinted he would quit after suffering fierce criticism of his tactics during the tournament.

Former captain Ronald Koemen has been widely tipped to take over from the former Rangers coach.

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