Depending on your point of view, Koeman's switch was either the essence of Total Football or the age old tactic known as 'throw the big man up top.'
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Netherlands are into the UEFA Nations League finals after a late Virgil van Dijk goal earned them a 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday night.
After four years of humiliation, fans of Dutch soccer are getting excited again thanks to Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay scored as Netherlands beat France 2-0 in the UEFA Nations League, and the Dutch could still win the group.
Robin van Persie spent eight years at Arsenal, winning an FA Cup, before joining Manchester United and helping clinch a Premier League title.
Mark van Bommel retired from PSV a legend. Now, in his role as first-team boss, the former midfielder is driving the club to even greater heights.
Netherlands forward Arnaut Groeneveld scored his first international goal to secure a 1-1 draw at neighbours Belgium in a friendly on Tuesday.
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman said Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been playing with two broken ribs for the past few weeks.
Virgil van Dijk, who scored the opening goal as Netherlands beat rivals Germany 3-0 in Amsterdam on Saturday, suffered a rib injury last month.
Netherlands stunned struggling Germany 3-0 in UEFA Nations League action at the Amsterdam Arena on Saturday.