Dutch legend proposes new job for under-pressure Manchester United boss

Netherlands coach Danny Blind has admitted that he would love to see Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal installed as the director of football for the Dutch federation.

Van Gaal has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, following a miserable run of form.

The Red Devils boss has overseen a first-round elimination from the Champions League—with United’s stay at the continental high table ended by a 3-2 loss against Wolfsburg—while United were dismal in consecutive defeats against Norwich City, Bournemouth and Stoke City.

While the north-west heavyweights ended their losing streak with a 0-0 draw against struggling Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday evening, United were once again toothless in attack, with van Gaal surely regretting his decision to offload the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Chicharito, Robin van Persie and Nani during the summer.

Potentially offering van Gaal a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare, Dutch coach Blind—father of versatile United star Daley—has recommended the Red Devils boss for the director of football role at the KNVB.

“Yes, with van Gaal [in this role] a lot could be done,” the coach told Algemeen Dagblad [as per Goal].

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“He’s in the top category [of potential candidates], but there are also other options to think of.

“I do not know if that will happen. I recently read a comment by Bert van Oostveen [KNVB director of professional football] about [appointing a technical director]. But I have not spoken to him about it personally.

“The key question is: what are the pillars of the work of a technical director? I have been one myself a couple of times in my career and basically it comes down to a buying and selling policy but that is at a club, not at the KNVB.

“It comes to the flow of youth players. You have to offer an exciting job and it must be someone with respect. It’s difficult.”


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