Podcast: The Third Coming of Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal is the Netherlands manager once again, and we discuss his appointment in the latest episode of the podcast.

First things first, we take a look back at his last spell as the Oranje boss from 2012 to 2014 in which he led the team to third place at the World Cup. Just how good a job did he do that back then? And how does that squad compare to the current one?

Based on what he did in that job and the many others he has had, we also discuss what we can expect from him this time around, from the use of young players to potential tactics he’ll implement. Will he stick with the 5-3-2 setup? Or is a return to 4-3-3 on the cards.

Van Gaal isn’t the only new man in the camp, with Henk Fraser and Danny Blind coming aboard as the new assistants, and their appointments are also looked at, with conversations about whether the former could take the top job after the World Cup and whether concerns over the latter given his failed stint in that very job are valid.

Finally, we look ahead to the crucial World Cup qualifiers coming up and sum up our overall thoughts on Oranje’s new coaching team.

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