Louis Van Gaal may not do Coaching anymore

Louis Van Gaal has surprisingly suggested that he may not be able to get himself back to soccer coaching again.


In the summer when he was making his way out of United, Van Gaal had not shut the door on his potential future employers.

He had stated back then that his coaching career still had some way to go and he would entertain new offers.

Thereafter in August, there were reports that he was interviewed by the Belgian federation, but, was unable to convince them with his project and was beaten by Roberto Martinez for the head coach job there.

Though he himself did not confirm whether he was indeed interviewed or not.

But recently he has revealed that he refused to pen a bumper deal with a club from Asia which was willing to pay him as much as 15 million Pounds per season. (more…)

Blind will not resign

Netherlands coach Danny Blind has stated that he will not resign and that he wants to remain as the national coach until the end of his contract.


Blind has been under intense pressure ever since he replaced GuusHiddink at the head of the Netherlands team last year. Indeed the team failed to qualify for the Euro in France and is in danger of failing again in the World Cup qualifiers.

Netherlands have been performing poorly for some time now, and the team did not manage to qualify for the Euro 2015 despite the fact that the competition was expanded to accommodate more teams. Many pundits believed that this was a natural cycle as the country was building a younger team for the new international tournaments but things do not seem to be improving.

Netherlands were beaten at home in a recent friendly match by Greece, and this has brought even more pressure on Danny Blind. The team seems to lack cohesion and a playing style, and there are no real signs of improvement.

The coach has stated that he has no plan to resign from his post as he believes he can still turn things around. He admitted that he is not the only one that can decide the future of the team, but he said that he has no intention to give up. He said that he has started working on a plan to improve the team, and he wants to continue.
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GULLIT TO REPLACE ADVOCAAT IN NETHERLANDS COACHING CREW

Rudd Gullit is the replacement for Dick Advocaat after his recent surprise resignation.


Advocaat resigned from his former role in the national team coaching crew to join top Turkish club Fernerbahce. The former assistant coach only joined as assistant coach in May, leaving head coach Danny Blind “surprised and disappointed.”

Advocaat was the former coach of English Premier League side Sunderland until October last year. He accepted the Netherlands job this year, but has signed with the Turkish side. The Dutch Football Association (KNVD) confirmed the departure of the 68-year old. The Netherlands coaching crew didn’t take the news lightly, particularly with the World Cup qualifier due next month.

Coach Blind said: “I am surprised and disappointed. When I approached Dick in the spring, he gave me the impression that he was in it for the long haul. Anyway, it does not make sense to give too much thought. From now on we have to apply ourselves only the matches against Greece and Sweden.”
The Technical director Van Breukelen also expressed his disappointment, adding that they would find a replacement. Advocaat said he was just keen on the job as it was “a fantastic challenge” to get such an offer from a top club in Turkey at his age.
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Netherlands want to rethink their football strategy

The Dutch football federation is currently working on a plan to develop their football after their recent poor results.

Indeed, the Dutch football team has not succeeded in qualifying for the Euros, and it seems that the trend will continue for the next few years with a lack of world-class footballers coming up.

It is difficult to think that a team that finished third at the last World Cup has experienced such a decline, but there are various reasons for that. First of all, there might be a sense complacency around the team thinking that they are already at the top.

Secondly, it appears also that they have also been a decline in the quality of their players. Two of their best players at the last World Cup Robin Van Persie and Wesley Sneijder are playing in the Turkish league while Arjen Robben seems to be a player that is past his best.

The Dutch federation admitted that there is a problem with the development of new players and that there need to be corrective measures taken. Indeed, the Netherlands were once recognized for their model of football development, but it seems that their approach is no longer working.
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Danny Blind claims that England should be Backed Fully

Danny Blind claims that England should be treated with a lot of respect ahead of Netherlands’ friendly at the Wembley.


He says that England’s performance against Germany is a testament that the team has improved a lot under Roy Hodgson in the last two years. It was only recently that the club were knocked out of the World Cup 2014 from the group stages. Hodgson, whose job was on the line back then, embarked on a mission to find talented youngsters fit for the national team. This led to the inclusion of many new players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, and John Stones into the national team fold.

They have certainly made an impact and the recent 3-2 win over Germany, who are the reigning world champions, proves this fact. Blind says that it is special in a team manages to come from 2-0 down against the world champions to win the game 3-2. The Netherlands coach also singled out Dele Alli for special praise. The 20-year-old was playing in the Championship and League One with MK Dons only recently, but he has now started dominating the England national team in the last one year since joining Spurs. (more…)

Netherlands finished 2014 on high Note

Netherlands finished 2014 on a high note as they sealed a 6-0 victory over Latvia which is a hugely important triumph not only for the national side but especially for GuusHiddink as the Dutch coach is under immense pressure after having lost their initial 2016 Euro’s qualification match with a loss against Czech Republic and things turned worse for Netherlands after facing another surprising defeat but this time when locking horns with Iceland and losing 2-0.

The pressure that GuusHiddink is going through, is so high that the manager stated his intention to resign as the manager of Netherlands if his team losses against Latvia.

One of the main reasons on why expectations are so high for Netherlands and Hiddink is because of the fact that the squad was able to snatch the 3rd place of the 2014 World Cup after claiming victories over big nations such as: Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Chile and Australia.

If Netherlands was able to defeat all of those national teams, fans of the team are expecting them to qualify into the 2016 Euro’s without much difficulty but things haven’t been going as planned after having lost against nations which aren’t very prominent in the world of football. (more…)