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According to press reports, the Dutch Football Association and coach Louis van Gaal reached an agreement on Wednesday to lead the orange team, replacing Frank de Boer, who has resigned from his position.
And the newspaper “De Telegraaf” reported that Van Gaal, 69, had agreed to lead the “talented and inexperienced” Dutch national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The newspaper said the Dutch federation and Van Gaal “have just reached an agreement to allow the new national team coach to start at the head of the national team for his third term”.
She added that Van Gaal will withdraw his decision to withdraw from coaching, which he took in January 2017.
The Dutch football association has not immediately confirmed the reports in the media.
Van Gaal’s appointment comes after De Boer stepped down at the end of last month after the Netherlands were eliminated by the Czech Republic in the final of the European Championship 2020. Since then, the Dutch Football Association has been urgently looking for a replacement for the team’s first international match against Norway on 1. September in the second round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Netherlands, led by De Boer, lost the first game in the qualifier to Turkey 2-4 and the loss against Norway will make the qualification more difficult.
Van Gaal first trained his country between 2000 and 2002, before returning for a second time from 2012 to 2014, leading it to third place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He then moved to Manchester United, but was dropped. sacked two days after his FA Cup victory in 2016.
Van Gaal said at the time that winning the FA Cup with the Red Devils was “the greatest achievement of my career”, including winning the Eredivisie title 3 times with Ajax, the Cup, the Champions League, the European Cup, the European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup once, between 1991 and 1997.
Van Gaal then moved to Spain, where he led Barcelona to the league title twice, the Spanish Cup and the European Super Cup once, and then returned to his country to lead Alkmaar to the league title in 2009.
He then came to the German league with Bayern Munich and led him to the local treble in 2010.
“Both the FA and fans believe that the coach who won the bronze medal in 2014 – especially after the disappointment of Euro 2020 – can get the best out of the team,” said De Telegraaf.
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