Louis van Gaal was named on Wednesday as the new coach of the
Netherlands, signing a deal through to next year’s World Cup finals in
Qatar.It is the third time he will take charge of the  Dutch  side, with his
latest appointment coming less than a week before his 70th birthday.
‘Dutch football has always been close to my heart and coaching the
national team is, in my opinion, a key position for moving our football
forward. Van Gaal will start in September with three World Cup
qualifying matches, replacing Frank de Boer, who quit after the
European Championship.
This is van Gaal’s first job back in management since being sacked by
Manchester United back in 2016.The Dutchman has managed his
country on two previous occasions. 
His first spell in charge from 2000 to 2002 ended in disaster as Holland
failed to qualify for the World Cup in South Korea and Japan for the
first time since 1986.