theUes van Gaal is the new coach of the Dutch national football team. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Wednesday. It will be Van Gaal’s third term as a Bond coach. After early retirement Orange In the European Championship in the Round of 16 against the Czech Republic, Frank de Boer resigned as coach of the national team. The first task for the 69-year-old is to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After the opening defeat to Turkey, the pressure in qualifying is already enormous. The first matches against direct opponents Norway, Montenegro and Turkey leaders will be Van Gaal’s Truth Week at the beginning of September. The group winner is the only one who qualifies directly for the tournament in the Gulf state – this is Van Gaal’s minimum goal. “The next qualifiers will be immediately decisive for the World Cup,” said Bond’s coach.
The former Bayern coach was the Bonds coach between 2000 and 2001 and between 2012 and 2014. In 2014 Van Gaal finished third with the Orange team in the World Cup in Brazil. In addition to FC Bayern Munich, Van Gaal has also coached FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam, and already ended his career in 2016 to spend more time with his wife, Trus.
“Dutch football has always been close to my heart and in my view the national coach is a key center of our football development. I also feel it is an honor to coach the Dutch national team,” Van Gaal said, adding: “I am really looking forward to doing this work together. One of his assistants will be former national coach Danny Blind (2015-2017). The second assistant is Henk Fraser, and Frans Hoek is the new goalkeeper coach.
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