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Van Gaal Explains Why He Rejoined Netherlands For Third Spell

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has explained why he has taken the Netherlands job for a third stint.

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Van Gaal was officially appointed as the Dutch national team's head coach on Wednesday after Frank de Boer had stepped down following the side's round of 16 elimination at the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Van Gaal has only signed a one-year deal, and will look to qualify the nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

"Dutch football has always been close to my heart and national coaching is in my view a key position for the further advancement of our football," he said in a statement from the Royal Dutch Football Association, also known as the KNVB.

"Moreover, I consider it an honour to coach the Dutch national team. There is little time for the next qualifying matches, which are immediately crucial for participation in the World Cup.

"The focus is therefore immediately 100% on the players and the approach. After all, I was appointed for that. It is good to be back in Zeist.

"By now I have already I have spoken to a number of players and the technical staff has been put together with the KNVB. I am very much looking forward to getting the job done together."

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