Louis van Gaal seems closer to the exit at Manchester United with every day passing but for some reason it just doesn’t seem like this will happen. The manager of Manchester United saw his side defeat FC Midtjylland 5-1 in the Europa League and that has seen them face Liverpool in the next round, a tasty tie for all.
Van Gaal though seems set to leave the club at the end of the season and it could well be Jose Mourinho taking over the side, so where does Van Gaal go when he does step down? The Dutch manager might not be a popular choice everywhere but here are three destinations where he could end up.
The Dutch national side has not been the same ever since Louis van Gaal left charge after the 2014 World Cup. Even with Danny Blind leading the men, they aren’t doing all that well and even missed out on the upcoming Euros.
Van Gaal going back to them in any capacity wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. He knows the team inside and out and also knows most of the players and playing staff. Van Gaal might not be young but he has a lot of experience, something that the Dutch team could use now.
Well, we aren’t saying that Louis van Gaal should become the next manager of the high flying Eredivisie side but Frank de Boer could well use a helping hand at overseeing how things go at the club.
We all must remember that Louis van Gaal won the UEFA Champions League with an extremely young Ajax side that had some of the greatest players of that time period. Van Gaal might not be a person who is liked by everyone but one thing is a certainty, he does know his football and that would be a good thing for him and for Ajax.
Another club which could use a bit of Van Gaal magic is his former club, AZ Alkmaar. Van Gaal did win the Eredivisie title with AZ as well and he could come on board the side in an advisory role.
We must understand that Louis van Gaal would not be taking up a full-time managerial role and instead would prefer to do work behind the scenes. Manchester United could well be his last coaching job and that would be alright for him, he has had an illustrious career and moving to the board would be a great move for him.