Coach Louis van Gaal has reached an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Football Association to be the coach of the Netherlands, published this Wednesday the Dutch newspaper 'De Telegraaf'.
Van gaal I would replace Frank de Boer, who resigned due to the failure in the “Oranje” Eurocup by not passing the round of 16. The coach will be allowed to continue living in Portugal for tax reasons, said the most widely read newspaper in the Netherlands, and would have as assistants Danny Blind, Frans Hoek and Henk Fraser.
If the appointment is confirmed, Van Gaal would assume the role of coach for the third time, as he was in office between 2000 and 2001, after leaving FC Barcelona, and between 2012 and 2014, when he got third place in the World Cup in Brazil.
The urgency of the federation is due to the Netherlands plays between September 1 and 7 three games against Norway, Montenegro and Turkey that will be key to deciding the first place in group G qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The name of Van Gaal is the one that has sounded the most after the departure of De Boer, after figures such as the coach of Ajax, Erik ten Hag, and former Germany coach Joachim Löw have said publicly that they have no interest in becoming technicians in the Netherlands.
The sports director of the federation Nico-Jan Hoogma assured, after the elimination of the Eurocup, that they were looking for a coach “with Koeman's aura” with which players can say “he's the boss”.