TORONTO - Is Toronto FC going Double Dutch?
According to reports out of the Netherlands, former Dutch international midfielder Aron Winter has agreed to a three-year deal with the club to become its new technical director and head coach.
Winter had spent years as an assistant with Ajax, a club he scored 50 goals for as a defensive midfielder in his playing days.
The reports say Ajax youth academy coach Bob de Klerk will join him in Toronto.
Where this leaves the man rumoured to have clinched the coaching job last week -- Paul Mariner, formerly of Plymouth Argyle and the New England Revolution -- is unclear.
Winter alludes in the reports that he was chosen in part because going forward, the Reds want to emulate the Dutch "Total Football" style that has won so many fans worldwide.
Only six players have competed for the Dutch national team more times than the 43-year-old, who had six goals in 84 appearances, including two World Cups.