Rotterdam: Netherlands have re-appointed Louis van Gaal as coach in place of Bert van Marwijk who stepped down after the team lost all three group matches at Euro 2012 last month, the FA said on Friday.
Van Gaal, sacked by Bayern Munich in 2011, will take charge of Netherlands for the second time having previously been coach from 2000-02. The Dutch FA (KNVB) said in a statement that the 60-year-old had signed a two-year deal.
"I'm glad the KNVB approached me, this is the challenge I have been waiting for," said Van Gaal. He will be joined by assistant Danny Blind, the former captain of Ajax Amsterdam.
"We were looking for a coach with experience, personality and professional skills," said KNVB director Bert van Oostveen. "Van Gaal has earned his credentials nationally and internationally and we know him as a dedicated coach."...more
09:26 AM, Jul 07, 2012