I think think this is a real indictment of the perceived coaching quality in Netherlands if they're having to bring him out of retirement. Is there really no promising young coach in the Eredivisie?Dutch outlet NOS writes that Van Gaal is now ‘almost certain’ to be appointed De Boer’s successor following a disappointing Euro 2020, with negotiations reaching an advanced stage.
It is said that Danny Blind, a long-time ally of Van Gaal’s dating back to Ajax’s all-conquering team of the early to mid-1990s and a former national team boss himself, will join his mentor as an assistant coach – Blind was also previously an assistant to Van Gaal at the 2014 World Cup.
Henk Fraser, who was Netherlands Under-21 coach at that time and is currently in charge of Sparta Rotterdam, the club where Van Gaal spent the happiest years of his playing career, will also join the coaching staff. The pair, along with Blind, were also briefly teammates there in the mid-1980s.
I think that's the primary reason he took the job.It would be nice to see him end his career on a high after his Man Utd disaster.
Denzel Dumfries though...Can't see him do that well with his boring tactics. No Robben or Persie anymore to save him.