Louis van Gaal - 'Who else could have done it?' Dutch manager claims he would have appointed himself
The veteran has been installed after Frank de Boer exited the role after a disappointing Euro 2020 that saw the Netherlands knocked out in the round of 16. It is van Gaal's third stint as head coach of the national team, having previously operated as Dutch manager between 2000 and 2002 and 2012 and 2014
Presentation Louis van Gaal as new Holland coach during the Training MenPresentation Louis van Gaal as new Holland coach at the KNVB Campus on August 17, 2021 in Zeist Netherlands (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Louis van Gaal has claimed that he would have approached himself to be manager of the Netherlands had he been in charge of the Dutch FA.
The veteran manager has taken charge of his country's national team for a third time after replacing Frank de Boer.
The septuagenarian has not taken a managerial post since leaving Manchester United in 2016, but suggested there were no other options to succeed de Boer, particularly with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar so soon around the corner.