Belgium Seek Former United Boss To Manage Their Side

Louis Van Gaal has been identified as a “potential candidate” to take over the Belgian National side, reveals the President of the Royal Belgian FA, De Keermaecker.

Following the sacking of Marc Wilmots, Belgium is without a manager, and see Louis Van Gaal as the man to take them forward.

Marc was given the sack after his side crashed out of the Euro 2016 quarterfinal. The Belgian Red Devils lost 3-1 to a brilliant Welsh side.

Wilmots won 67% of all the matches he managed for the Belgian national team and even saw the team rise to second place in the FIFA World Rankings.

Belgian technical director, Chris van Puyvelde, has mentioned that the national side has a “special generation” of players and will be looking for a new manager who can get the best out of them.


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The Daily Mail reported Chris’ statement:

“It’s an open process; I expect my mailbox is going to be flooded,” Puyvelde stated, who is going to help decide the next manager.

“We want a candidate to have experience and to have already achieved results in international football. He must play modern football. He must show tactical acumen and flexibility to adapt because no one game or no opponent are ever the same.

“He must also deliver a high-performance environment because the players he is working with are used to working at a high level.

“We have a special generation and they need to be allowed to also take decisions of their own.”

Belgium currently boasts a young and exciting squad, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Courtois, Benteke, and several others.

Louis Van Gaal would have his work cut out for him, as the Dutchman would be under pressure for results.

“We also want someone who is an open communicator,” continued van Puyvelde.

“It does not have to be a Belgian. We are in an open process. I think we will get top candidates because we are number two in the world.”

President of the Royal Belgian FA, De Keermaecker, spoke about Louis’ chances of getting the job. The Daily Mail report that he said:

“Van Gaal might be a potential candidate,” De Keersmaecker revealed.

“We will see if he puts himself forward as a candidate. If he does then we will evaluate his candidacy.”


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