Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is leading player’s revolt against the Dutch national team re-appointing Louis van Gaal as their head coach.
The Netherlands is currently searching for a new manager after they parted ways with Frank de Boer in Euro 2020 with Van Gaal being among the candidates being mentioned for the job.
The Mirror reports that Van Gaal has been tempted out of retirement just a few weeks before his 70th birthday to pick up the pieces of Frank de Boer’s disastrous Euro campaign and his appointment is expected to be confirmed once a number of tax issues have been sorted following a five-year sabbatical on the Algarve.
According to his reports, his return has brought confusion in the current Dutch team with a number of players said not to be in support of the move by the Dutch federation (KNVB).
It is understood that Van Dijk, vice-captain Gini Wijnaldum and a number of other rebel players wanted former Chelsea assistant coach Henk ten Cate to take over.
Ten Cate however withdrew from the running after hearing whispers that senior members of the KNVB had made Van Gaal their No 1 choice.
Should he be appointed, it will be Van Gaal’s third spell in charge of his country.