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Ex-Man United boss van Gaal in talks with Dutch FA after Blind sacking
The 65-year-old could take up a senior role with the organisation.

FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED manager Louis van Gaal has held talks with the Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) about taking on a senior role within the organisation following the sacking of Danny Blind.

The 65-year-old has held the head coach role of the national team on two previous occasions and the KNVB have now identified van Gaal as the man to help revive Holland’s fortunes in a different capacity.

The Dutch failed to qualify for last year’s European Championships and Saturday’s defeat to Bulgaria sees them fall to fourth place in their World Cup qualifying group at the halfway stage.

Additionally, they have slumped to an all-time low of 32nd in the Fifa rankings with Blind sacked following Saturday’s loss to Bulgaria.

Van Gaal, who was sacked by Man United last May, won’t take over the reins from Blind but has held discussions with the KNVB over returning to the game in a senior role.

The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and United manager was previously in charge of the national team for two years up until 2002 and then guided Holland to third place in the 2014 World Cup.

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