Former Man Utd boss ‘ready’ to replace Hansi Flick as Germany manager after nine months unemployed


FORMER Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is “ready to take over” the German national team manager spot.

Hansi Flick was sacked by the German Football Association (DFB) on Sunday.

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Van Gaal has been out of work for nine months since his third stint in charge of the Netherlands.

The 72-year-old went on to lead his nation for the third time – the first from 2000-2001 then the second from 2012-2014.

He returned in 2021 for just a year – then stepped down after the Netherlands exited last year’s World Cup.

The Dutchman in between his international spells spent two years at Old Trafford between 2014-2016 and led the Red Devils to FA Cup glory.

Van Gaal was known for his humour, witty behaviour and memorable quotes during his time at United which turned him into somewhat of an internet meme.

He went viral for thinking Chris Smalling‘s name was “Mike” during a press conference, telling his squad to “get horny” and his infamous dive in front of fourth official Mike Dean on the touchline.

According to Sky Sports Germany, Van Gaal is “ready to take over” from Flick.

The Dutchman remains optimistic about the role after announcing last year he was battling prostate cancer.

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He has had 25 radiation treatments to treat the aggressive form of prostate cancer and hopes that another medical procedure will provide him with good news.

Meanwhile, the DFB are reported to be considering Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann who is believed to be the current top choice.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was the DFB’s dream signing as they aim to secure a head coach before the country hosts Euro 2024.

Klopp was born in Stuggart and has managed Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Mainz before making the move to Anfield in 2015.

He has previously revealed he would be honoured to manage the German national squad, the Metro claims.

But his agent Marc Kosicke was quick to decline the offer as his Liverpool contract remains in place until 2026.

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Meaning, that the 2014 World Cup champions still remain on the hunt for a manager.

The nation has suffered two group-stage exits at the last two World Cups and crashed out of Euro 2020 in the last 16 to England.

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