Ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ‘in line to lead the Netherlands for the THIRD time after reaching an agreement with the Dutch Football Association’… in his first role in FIVE YEARS since being sacked by the Red Devils !
- Louis van Gaal returns to management and takes charge of the Netherlands again
- The 69-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by Man United in 2016
- The Netherlands was looking for a new leader after Frank de Boer left the number 1 role
Louis van Gaal is poised to return to management as the former Manchester United boss has reportedly struck a deal to once again take charge of the Netherlands.
The 69-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was fired by the Red Devils five years ago.
But he is now in line to start his third stint as Holland boss after successful negotiations between him and the Dutch football association, according to the KNVB. The Telegraph.
Ex-Man United boss Louis van Gaal (L) in line to replace Frank de Boer at Holland
Local media had reported that earlier this month Van Gaal had conversations with Dutch directors Nico-Jan Hoogma and Eric Gudde at his home in Portugal.
The Netherlands were looking for a new leader after Frank de Boer left the No. 1 role following the Netherlands’ disappointing Euro 2020 last-16 exit on June 27 by the Czech Republic.
De Boer took charge of Orange in September last year after his predecessor in the role, Ronald Koeman, stepped down to take over the helm at Barcelona.
Van Gaal has been out of work since he was sacked by United after winning the FA Cup in 2016
The Dutch Football Association said it would be quick to find a replacement, with the team poised to resume their World Cup qualifying campaign in September.
Van Gaal, who officially retired in 2019 but dropped out of the game two years earlier after leaving Old Trafford, had two previous spells at the helm of the national team.
His first stint ended in 2002 after the Dutch failed to qualify for the World Cup, but he returned for a more successful stint in 2012, leading his home country to a third-place finish at the World Cup two years later.
He also had two spells with Barcelona, claimed LaLiga twice and won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
Van Gaal started at Ajax and led them to Champions League glory in the 1994-95 season. In two years at United he won the FA Cup but was sacked two days later.
Van Gaal in line for his third stint as Holland boss after successful negotiations