Louis van Gaal will not be leaving his post as manager of Manchester United to return to the Netherlands
Tuesday was a bad day for Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal. Not only did his team lose 2-1 against PSV in Eindhoven, but one of his players Luke Shaw suffered a broken leg in what Van Gaal calls a "bad tackle".
Manchester United has confirmed that AFC Ajax is not willing to let their goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen go, according to the Telegraaf. "He is not for sale. No, not even for 25 million euros," the director of football affairs at Ajax, Marc Overmars told the Telegraaf when asked about Cillessen's transfer rumours.
Louis van Gaal was named Coach of the Year 2014 during the NOS/NOS*NSF Sports Gala. The former coach of the Dutch football team last summer led Oranje to third place at the World Cup in Brazil.
The Dutch men’s national football team is expected to square off against the United States on June 5 in a friendly match, SI.com reported. The game would take place just one week before a critical Oranje qualifier European Championship qualifier against Latvia.
De Telegraaf newspaper today contains a full-page ad with calls from several well-known Dutch people to end the rising anti-Semitism in The Netherlands. On the back of the newspaper, in large black lettering is written: "No excuse for anti-Semitism."
The Dutch national team landed in Rotterdam The Hague Airport just before 5 p.m. Sunday evening. They were met by several hundreds of Oranje fans cheering them back into the country, thanking them for a great World Cup.
With two quick goals, excellent defending from Ron Vlaar, and a third goal to seal the deal, the Netherlands took a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating host country Brazil 3-0. The Brazilians took fourth place in the tournament, having lost two matches in a row.
Newspapers in The Netherlands are bemoaning the loss of the Germany v. Netherlands World Cup Final this morning. Foreign headlines speak of disappointment, and swear it would be different if Tim Krul would have been subbed in before the fatal penalty shootouts that saw Argentina dominate and progress to the finals instead.
A "lost dream", according to the Volkskrant. A "penalty drama", says the Algemeen Dagblad. Trouw called Wesley Sneijder unimpressive against Argentina.
After four days off following the penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica, the Netherlands is ready to take on Argentina and go on to win the World Cup, according to Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. He also told NU.nl that if his squad goes into a shootout situation with Argentina on Wednesday night he will try to substitute in goalkeeper Tim Krul again.
In the semi-finals against The Netherlands on Wednesday, Argentina is going to play without forward Ángel di María, who is out with an injury to his femur, and certain Dutch players may also be absent in the crucial match.
Oranje will make its debut in the World Cup against Spain. It will be a decisive match that will set the tone for both teams' World Cup 2014 careers and, of course, will give The Netherlands a chance to even the score after the team was defeated in the 2010 World Cup final by Spain.
Louis van Gaal is to be the new trainer for England football club Manchester United. He will have to juggle his new position with that of his other trainer position, with Oranje at the World Cup.
Gregory van der Wiel will not be playing in the World Cup in Brazil due to his injuries. The right-backer called off his presence himself, he tells the Algemeen Dagblad.
Ryan Giggs, current interim-manager for Manchester United, is seen as an important technical boon in the organization of the club, also when Louis van Gaal starts managing next season at Old Trafford. Giggs will become the right hand man of the new manager, meaning that Patrick Kluivert is out of the running.
Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months.
Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal surprised many with his selection of players for a tune-up match against France next week, leaving Nigel de Jong (M) Stefan de Vrij (D) and Maarten Stekelenburg (G) off the sheet. Jean-Paul Boëtius (F), Davy Klaassen (M) and Quincy Promes (F) will get their Oranje debuts in the match.
Tottenham, an English football club commonly known as Spurs, wants to hire Dutch national team manager Louis van Gaal.
The practice match between Oranje and Colombia, Tuesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, bore more resemblance to a battle than a soccer game
The Dutch soccer team will play a practice match Tuesday evening against Colombia in an almost full Amsterdam ArenA
After the successful match against Turkey, the Dutch team won 2 - 0, the team has been unbeaten during the qualification matches for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Louis van Gaal could not play with Nigel de Jong, because of suspension, and Kevin Strootman and Michel Vorm, both light injuries. Nevertheless, he pulled out some other guys and showed the Turks how to play football.
The stadium was very noisy and packed with enthusiastic Turkish fans. After eight minutes the noise became less because Arjen Robben scored from a free kick.
On Tuesday evening the Dutch soccer team will play a loaded match against the Turkish national team in Istanbul. Turkey has to win in order to become number two in the group and have a possibility to go to Brazil.
While the Netherlands is already a participant at the World Cup in Brazil, Turkey has to win. In their group Romania will play, also on Tuesday, against Estland. So it will be Romania or Turkey who will end as number two in the group.
Although he already has the ticket for the World Cup in his pocket, Louis van Gaal is very serious about the last two matches for the qualification process. The coming matches against Turkey and Hungary are very important to him to find the right team to play in Brazil.
The national coach talked to the press in Noordwijk on Wednesday. “Only Robben, Strootman and van Persie are sure that they can go to Brazil, the rest still have to prove themselves. They know that damn well.”
On Monday, National Team Coach Louis van Gaal and his fit team traveled to Andorra for Tuesday's World Cup qualifying match against Andorra.
Orange will qualify for the World Cup final on Tuesday if it beats Andorra, but then Romania might not win against Turkey. However, a win against Andorra will almost certainly give the Dutch team a ticket to Brazil. Romania has to make up 6 points and a difference of 15 hits in the last two group matches.