Old Trafford boss decided to turn down Merseyside job offer in preference for Netherlands national team coaching role.
Man United boss Louis van Gaal has decided to drop a timely bombshell ahead of his side’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
The Daily Star reports that the Dutch manager had been approached by the Anfield side to take over as manager three years ago but elected to turn the job offer down.
The 63 year old apparently held talks with the Merseyside outfit three years ago, prior to Brendan Rodgers appointment, and opted to take over as Netherlands national team coach instead.
“Yes, I spoke to Liverpool but that is not so interesting anymore.” Van Gaal stated.
“Last week I was asked the same about Tottenham. I have spoken to a lot of clubs. It’s not so interesting – it’s in the past.
“It’s not good for Liverpool, Tottenham or me to re-open things that are in the past.
“Yes, it was very pleasing. I could have worked every year but I take sabbaticals to please my wife, my kids and my grandchildren.
“But I was always in the circumstances to manage a club – I’m a lucky guy.”
Man United take on Liverpool in what could prove to be a crucial clash on Sunday, with both sides vying for a top four spot.
Van Gaal’s side sit just two points ahead of their arch rivals and a defeat at Anfield could well cost them dear as Man United look to secure a return to the Champions League set-up.