Dutch FA want Man Utd's Louis van Gaal as their new technical director this summer

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Despite his struggles as Manchester United manager, it seems Louis van Gaal is still very much a man in demand.

According to the Independent, the Dutch Football Association want their former manager to help rebuild their national side this summer by filling the role of technical director to help improve and renovate the country's footballing centre of excellence. 

With speculation building that Van Gaal will either step down or be sacked at Old Trafford this summer and bring his career to a close, the Dutch believe he still has the desire to further his spell in management.


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Van Gaal has enjoyed much success as a manager, winning 15 major trophies across spells with Ajax - who he won the Champions League with in 1995 - AZ Alkmaar, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The Dutchman is twice a runner up in Europe's elite competition, most recently with Bayern in 2010, and steered the Netherlands to third place in the 2014 World Cup before succeeding David Moyes at the Theatre of Dreams.

As a result of the above, it would surely be an unfitting end to his management career to be deemed a failure at United, with the general consensus being that he must be sacked after failing to spend wisely with the money afforded to him by the club's board.

As for the Netherlands, their inability to qualify for Euro 2016 came as a huge disappointment and led to questions of their status as one of the world's elite national sides.

Even an impressive 2-1 victory over a strong England outfit at Wembley on Tuesday failed to cover up for what has been a steep decline since 2014's World Cup.

Manager Danny Blind appears in favour of Van Gaal joining him in the Netherlands' set up, claiming: "With Van Gaal I could achieve a lot. He is in the top category. But there are also many other options to think of where the shoe could fit."

A distinct lack of quality has seen the Dutch FA consider all options with regards to improving results and future prospects - and Van Gaal might just be the man to oversee and manage such change.

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