De Roon denies name Ten Cate by players’ council: ‘Complete nonsense’

Henk ten Cate was put forward by the playerscouncil of the Dutch Team as a possible successor of Ronald Koeman, who left for FC Barcelona.

That’s what Kees Jansma said in the online talk show of Football International. Marten de Roon distanced himself from dropping Ten Cate’s name on behalf of the players’ group.

“The players’ council has a lot of contact with the management of the KNVB about all kinds of things, but no names or lists of names have been discussed. That’s utter nonsense.”

Ten Cate reacted against the CCeit as follows: “If it’s true, I’d consider it an honour. Because the players are a good frame of reference.”

He is currently out of work after leaving the Saudi Al-Ittihad earlier this year. Two years ago, Ten Cate was also in the picture as national coach of the Dutch national team, but he thanked for the honour because he felt he didn’t have enough support from the KNVB. Dick Advocaat then stepped in.

Tonight, Ten Cate will be a guest at Studio Voetbal, where he will of course discuss a possible national coaching position with the Dutch National Team. The situation at his ex-club FC Barcelona will also be discussed. The broadcast starts at 23.05 on NPO 1 and can also be followed via the CCeit app and