“If Portugal calls me, I listen.” -Van Gaal about his future as a coach after announcing his retirement.

Less than two weeks after stepping down as manager of the Netherlands. Louis Van Gaal has made it possible for Portugal to return to management.

After an incredible career, Van Gaal announced that the 2022 World Cup would mark the end of his time as a soccer manager. In 2014 in Qatar, he led the Netherlands to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champions in Argentina. Although many people automatically thought this was his last performance, on Tuesday the 71-year-old revealed something surprising.

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Van Gaal wants to be Portugal coach

Following that defeat, Van Gaal resigned from his post; They had named Ronald Koeman after his substitution before the competition. After being out of the game for five years before taking the job in the Netherlands, he will now retire.

He has also said that if Portugal comes close, he could return to management. After Morocco they were eliminated from the quarterfinals, fired Fernando Santos. Now Van Gaal, who had also been connected to the Belgium position, is making it possible for him to be replaced.

However, Van Gaal has battled illness during his third term as Netherlands manager, receiving treatment for prostate cancer while preparing Oranje for the World Cup.

I am once again retired. But if Portugal calls, I answer the call. All I have to say is that.

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Louis on the loss of the Netherlands against Argentina

“First of all, although I only served as the team’s head coach during this time, I will not. My last game was this. Van Gaal said that he was in his third season as head coach.

“During that time, I oversaw 20 matches and never suffered a defeat. You can probably google that. I am reflecting on the wonderful time I had with a brilliant group of players.

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“I just think that today they beat me on penalties, not otherwise. Yeah, it’s pretty painful to see how we’ve been taken away even though I’ve had a great time. In particular, because I took all the necessary precautions to avoid it.”

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