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Dutch head coach turned down Man United offer

New Netherlands head coach Danny Blind has admitted he rejected the chance to join Louis van Gaal's coaching staff in order to take on his new role with the national team.

Blind previously worked under Van Gaal as his assistant up until the end of the World Cup, but has decided to go out on his own with the national team.

Danny Blind has a new job. Credit: PA

“I had a fantastic offer from Manchester United,” he told Algemeen Dagblad.

“There were talks about United and Van Gaal a couple of times last year. But I rejected that. If you have ambition, what is more beautiful than becoming manager of your country?”

Police hunt gunman in Netherlands after deadly shooting

Police are hunting for a gunman after a man was shot dead on a residential street in the Netherlands.

Police have confirmed that one person has died in the shooting. Credit: Dichtbij.nl

A picture widely shared on social media showed a hooded man dressed in black walking with a large gun in the northern city of Zaandam.

Police confirmed that one person had died, adding that officers were now looking for a brown van that may have been used in the shooting.

It is currently unclear whether there is more than one gunman.

Witnesses told local media that 10 to 15 shots were heard in the street which lies close to two schools.

Dutch police detain suspect over British Embassy fire

Dutch police have detained a man in connection with a fire at the British embassy in The Hague.

"One man has been detained in relation to the fire at the British embassy this morning," the Twitter message said. "The cause of the fire is being investigated."

Nobody was injured in the fire, which broke out at 7.30am and has been extinguished, Dutch public television reported.

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