Van Gaal to coach Dutch football team: report

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69-year-old agrees to pb the talented but inexperienced Dutch eleven to the 2022 World Cup, reported De Telegraaf

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Louis van Gaal applauds fans during a thigh of honour aft the game. PHOTO: REUTERS


Dutch shot and Louis van Gaal person closed a woody which volition spot the "Iron Tulip" instrumentality for 1 past stint arsenic nationalist coach, a quality study said precocious Wednesday.

Van Gaal, 69, has agreed to pb the talented but inexperienced Dutch eleven to the 2022 World Cup successful Qatar, the tabloid De Telegraaf reported.

The Royal Dutch Football Federation and Van Gaal, "have conscionable reached an statement that volition spot the caller nationalist manager acceptable disconnected connected his 3rd stint," the insubstantial said.

After years arsenic a "temporary pensioner successful Portugal, helium inevitably has pushed backmost his status again," it said.

The KNVB did not instantly corroborate the report.

The no-nonsense manager's assignment follows the resignation of Frank de Boer precocious past period aft the Netherlands' dismal Euro 2020 last-16 elimination by the Czech Republic.

Since then, the KNVB has scrambled to find a replacement up of the team's adjacent planetary against Norway connected September 1.

The Netherlands, nether De Boer, already mislaid 4-2 against Turkey successful a World Cup qualifying crippled and a further reverse against Norway volition marque qualification overmuch harder, the insubstantial pointed out.

Van Gaal's 2nd stint with the nationalist squad successful 2014 saw them instrumentality 3rd spot at  the World Cup successful Brazil.

He past went connected to instrumentality up a coaching occupation with Manchester United, but was unceremoniously axed by the nine 2 days aft winning the FA Cup successful 2016.

Van Gaal astatine the clip said winning the FA Cup with the Red Devils "was the top accomplishment of my career."

The often brash and straight-talking Van Gaal announced his "retirement" successful January 2017.

"Both the shot federation and fans judge that the manager that took the squad to bronze successful 2014 -- particularly aft the Euro 2020 disappointment -- tin get the maximum retired of the team," said De Telegraaf.

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