REVEALED: Why Van Gaal Wasn’t Given The Belgium Job
The Telegraph report that former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal interviewed for the Belgium manager spot, but wasn’t given the job as his answers were too ‘draining and exhausting.’
Louis Van Gaal was hoping to return back to football management after he was sacked from Manchester United, but he didn’t quite make the cut to become the next coach of the Belgian National team.
According to news sources, Louis Van Gaal was longlisted as a potential candidate to lead the Belgian Red Devils, but he could not quite please the Belgian FA, and lost out to former Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
Van Gaal was reportedly asked to outline his vision for the future of the team, but sources report that the Dutchman’s answers were too ‘draining and exhausting,’ and as a consequence, he wasn’t awarded the coaching role.
Reports also claim that the Belgian FA thought their current squad would not adapt well to Van Gaal’s vision, and it would instead be a step backwards to appoint the former Manchester United man.
During Van Gaal’s reign at Old Trafford, he became notorious for giving long and boring debriefs to the squad, with captain Wayne Rooney reportedly claiming to have asked the manager to take it down a notch.
Louis was in charge of Manchester United for two years before he was sacked, following his side’s fifth place finish in the Premier League.
Roberto Martinez, who was eventually awarded the job, impressed the Belgian officials with his video analysis of how the squad could improve from their Euro 2016 campaign.
Martinez was able to excite the Belgian FA with his plans for the 2018 World Cup, and seemed the right man to take the Red Devils forward.
Thierry Henry was also recently awarded a coaching role with the Belgium national team under Martinez, and the pair looks on course to reshape the squad and improve from this year’s performances.
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