Van Gaal not retiring yet? He winked at the European federation. “If they call, I will listen to them”
Louis van Gaal has completed his third term as head coach of the Netherlands national team. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll never lead a team again.
Van Gaal led the Netherlands to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. In it, on penalties, “Oranje” lost to Argentina.
It was already clear that van Gaal would retire from the national team after the World Cup. The Dutch federation had been prepared for this for several months – they secured the services of Ronald Koeman in advance.
What plans does van Gaal have? The experienced coach caused some confusion with his statement for the native media.
– I’m retired again. But if someone from Portugal calls, I will listen to them. I can’t say anything more Van Gaal said.
Portugal, which is looking for a successor to Fernando Santos, did not mention van Gaal by accident. The 71-year-old lives in the country with his wife Truus.
Earlier, van Gaal made similar comments about the Belgium national team. Now he claims that it was only an answer to the question asked.
– I didn’t flirt with Belgium. I can’t help it, I had to answer. I don’t flirt with Portugal either Van Gaal concluded.
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