Report: Louis van Gaal to manage Netherlands for a third time 🇳🇱

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Emily Wilson

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A familiar name will reportedly be heading back to the Dutch dugout after the Netherlands reached an apparent agreement with former manager, Louis Van Gaal.

The news comes from a report by De Telegraaf, which claims the 69-year-old has agreed to an 18-month deal in charge of the Oranje replacing Frank de Boer.

If officially completed, Van Gaal will take over the national team for the third time in addition to previously managing Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

The report continues to say the KNVB hold high expectations for Van Gaal, the top priority being a 2022 World Cup victory in Qatar.

Additionally, Danny Blind, Frans Hoek and Henk Fraser will be the immediate assistants with the latter reportedly set to take charge after the 18 months.

Van Gaal previously managed the Netherlands from 2000-2002 and from 2012-2014, taking them to a third-place finish at the 2014 World Cup.