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Louis van Gaal has revealed that he could have been Liverpool manager, having held talks with the club before Brendan Rodgers was appointed boss.
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Three years ago, the Dutchman was hailed by the club but an agreement could not be reach and he took up the opportunity to oversee the Dutch national side after leaving Bayern Munich.
“Yes, I spoke to Liverpool but that is not so interesting anymore,” said van Gaal in his press conference before this weekend’s game, reports Daily Star.
“Last week I was asked the same about Tottenham. I have spoken to a lot of clubs. It’s not so interesting – it’s in the past.
“It’s not good for Liverpool, Tottenham or me to re-open things that are in the past.
“Yes, it was very pleasing. I could have worked every year but I take sabbaticals to please my wife, my kids and my grandchildren.
“But I was always in the circumstances to manage a club – I’m a lucky guy.”
Van Gaal was asked if he regretted the decision to not join the club but refused to be drawn on the issue saying it was in past.
The report states Liverpool wanted the Dutchman to be more Director of Football in charge of a coaching side rather than manager and this could not be agreed with the club’s hierarchy.
What a shame it is van Gaal didn’t join and we aren’t playing the ineffective, dull and boring football that United are this season – much to the delight of their fans…
And has an update on his reportedly complicated contract negotiations…
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