Tuesday 22 September 2020

Louis van Gaal says he would ‘seriously consider’ Oranje job if asked

Photo: Congres in Beeld via Wikimedia Commons

Veteran football trainer Louis van Gaal has told broadcaster NOS he would consider a third term as national coach if approached by the Dutch football association KNVB.

NOS football pundit Arno Vermeulen said he had talked to Van Gaal who had said ‘if they approach me, I will think about it seriously’.

‘In fact, what he has done is opened the door to the possibility and is now a candidate to become national coach,’ Vermeulen said.

Oranje is without a coach following the departure of Ronald Koeman for Barcelona.

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Van Gaal, 69, has twice coached Oranje and in 2014, his second stint, took the team to a third place in the Brazil World Cup. He has been without a club or country role since leaving Manchester United in 2016.

Koeman’s assistant Dwight Lodeweges is acting Oranje coach for the coming matches against Poland (September 4) and Italy (September 7).

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