Former Chelsea and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit will take over as head coach of Feyenoord from July 1, the club have revealed.

The Dutch first division club also appointed Willem II coach Mark Wotte as technical director.

Gullit, who captained Holland to the European Championship title in 1988, needs to get official approval from the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to end his contract as the coach of the national under-19 squad.

But Gullit is confident the KNVP will agree to release him.

“I always wanted to work as coach of Feyenoord,” said the 41-year-old Gullit, who won his first title as a player with the team in 1984.

“The club still means something special for me. The KNVB knows that as well, so I don’t expect that they will deprive that chance to me.”

Gullit is expected to assist national coach Dick Advocaat during the European Championship finals in Portugal this year before he takes over at Feyenoord.

Feyenoord released technical director Rob Baan last week and also announced that coach Bert van Marwijk would leave the club at the end of this season.

The club currently lie fourth in the Dutch league, nine points behind leaders Ajax.