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Louis van Gaal: Netherlands name former Manchester United boss for third time |  Football news

The Netherlands have renewed Louis van Gaal as manager with a contract until the end of 2022.

Van Gaal is assuming the role of boss of the Netherlands for the third time, having led his country from 2000 to 2001 and from 2012 to 2014.

The 69-year-old will oversee the team’s bid to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, with his contract lasting until the end of the tournament in Qatar.

Van Gaal said on the Dutch federation’s website: “Dutch football has always been close to my heart and national training is in my opinion a key position for the advancement of our football.

“In addition, I consider it an honor to coach the Dutch national team.

“There is little time left for the next qualifying matches, which are immediately crucial for participation in the World Cup.

“So the focus immediately is 100% on the players and the approach. After all, I was nominated for that.

“It’s good to be back. I’ve already spoken to a number of players and the technical team has been put together.

“I can’t wait to get the job done together.”

Van Gaal replaces Frank de Boer, who left his post after the Netherlands shock defeat to the Czech Republic in the round of 16 of Euro 2020 this summer.

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