Former United boss wasn’t considered for job
Former Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal was overlooked for the Belgium National Team job after his preliminary interview for the role was ‘too boring’.
Van Gaal, who was heavily criticized for a boring style of play during his final season at Old Trafford despite winning the FA Cup, was sacked in May by United.
The Belgium job was eventually given to Roberto Martinez last month, who was also sacked by Everton at the end of last season.
A preliminary meeting was held between Van Gaal and officials from the federation and the Dutchman is believed to have been interested in taking the role.
He, like the other candidates, was aware that the annual salary for the role would be €1m (£840,000) per year. Roy Hodgson was on an annual salary of £3.5m before being leaving his role as England manager this summer.
Van Gaal was asked to outline his vision for the team and Belgian football moving forwards but sources close to the discussions have confirmed that Belgian chiefs found the Dutchman’s philosophy to be both ‘draining and exhausting.’
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10