THE HAGUE, July 22 – The Dutch national football team and Louis van Gaal have struck a deal that sees Iron Tulip return for a final term as national coach, a news report said late on Wednesday.
Van Gaal, 69, has agreed to lead the talented but inexperienced Dutchman to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the tabloid reported. telegraph mentioned.
According to the newspaper, the Royal Dutch Football Association and Van Gaal “just reached an agreement to launch the new national coach on his third assignment.”
She said that after working for years “as a temporary retiree in Portugal, he was inevitably deferring his retirement again”.
The Kuwait News Agency (KNVB) did not immediately confirm the news.
The futile appointment of the coach comes after Frank de Boer resigned at the end of last month after the Czech Republic ousted the Netherlands in the round of 16 of Euro 2020.
Since then, KNVB has been looking for a replacement for the team’s next international match against Norway on September 1.
The newspaper pointed out that the Netherlands, led by de Boer, had already lost 4-2 to Turkey in one of the World Cup qualifiers, and that returning to Norway would make qualification more difficult.
Van Gaal’s second spell with the national team in 2014 saw him finish third at the World Cup in Brazil.
He then moved on to coach Manchester United, but the club was unceremoniously left out two days after winning the FA Cup in 2016.
Van Gaal said at the time that winning the FA Cup with the Red Devils was “the greatest achievement of my career”.
Often outspoken and outspoken, Van Gaal announced his “retirement” in January 2017.
“Both the federation and the fans believe that the coach who won the bronze medal in 2014 – especially after the disappointment of Euro 2020 – can make the most of the team,” he said. telegraph. – Agence France-Presse