Mark Parsons will leave his position as Netherlands women’s coach following their disappointing exit from last month’s Euro 2022, the national football federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday.
The 2017 European champions were knocked out by France in the quarter-finals.
“The KNVB and Mark Parsons have made a combined decision to part ways,” the federation said in a statement.
In the run-up and during Euro 2022 “the level of play and results were not forthcoming and we cannot allow that,” it added, stating that a new coach would take over for the next series of World Cup qualifiers.
“It’s not a nice decision, but that’s also part of top-level football,” said women’s football director Dirk Jan van der Zee.
Last year, Englishman Parsons, 36, took over from Sarina Wiegman, who led the Dutch to Euro 2017 victory — and last month did the same with England.
Netherlands top their World Cup qualifying group by two points and host second-placed Iceland on September 6.
World Cup News
/ 9 mins ago
FIFA on Saturday confirmed that three bids to host the Women’s World Cup in...
/ 3 weeks ago
A set of six jerseys that Lionel Messi wore during Argentina’s victorious 2022 World...
/ 1 month ago
Saudi Arabia is prepared to host the 2034 World Cup in summer or winter,...
/ 1 month ago
Saudi Arabia is in line to host the 2034 World Cup after FIFA announced...