Louis van Gaal insists he isn’t taking a look previous the World Cup forward of the Netherlands’ conflict with america within the remaining 16, however he did little on Friday to shoot down the potential for a transfer to Belgium after the match.
The Dutch supervisor confronted extra questions on his long term than Saturday’s fit all the way through a information convention, declining to rule out taking the put up vacated by means of Roberto Martínez on Thursday after Belgium’s surprise group-stage departure.
“We want to become world champions so we’ve got another four matches ahead of us and then we’ll see whether there are any offers on the table,” Van Gaal mentioned via a translator. “If we become world champions, everybody is so opportunistic in this football world that there will be offers. I know that full well.
“But for the moment we are not world champions. And if I have to believe the Dutch media, we will never become world champions.”
Van Gaal further acknowledged the rumblings that have linked him with the vacancy, saying: “Belgium is a wonderful country with really friendly people – [Knokke-Heist] is a wonderful beach town – so yes I’ve thought about it.”
Pressed to increase on what it will take for him to take the process, Van Gaal mentioned that Belgium’s Football Association had to convince his spouse, Truus, as a way to shut the deal.
“You have to convince Truus,” Van Gaal mentioned. “Joking aside, I am always at liberty to take decisions myself but there are certain countries that I won’t move to, and my wife, Truus, will certainly not move to.”
The hypothesis didn’t finish with Belgium. Asked whether or not taking the reins of an African aspect would go muster together with his spouse, Van Gaal once more left the door open: “I don’t think so, but you’ve got to keep your options open.”
The 71-year-old Van Gaal, who lately had remedy for prostate most cancers, is the oldest trainer on the Qatar World Cup, having pop out of retirement for a 3rd stint on the helm of the Oranje after their defeat by means of the Czech Republic within the remaining 16 ultimately yr’s European Championship.
The workforce are 18 video games unbeaten since then, having conceded most effective 14 instances, making him an in-demand determine, with Ronald Koeman showed as his successor. But in spite of all of the chatter on Friday over his long term, Van Gaal insisted his eyes have been mounted at the provide.
“USA has demonstrated that it has an excellent team, I would say even one of the best teams,” Van Gaal mentioned. “It’s going to be an excessively tricky fit however it is not anything we will be able to’t triumph over. We actually have a just right workforce.