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Louis Van Gaal's "Exhausting" Interview Cost Him The Belgium Job

Louis Van Gaal's "Exhausting" Interview Cost Him The Belgium Job

Louis van Gaal is still looking for employment following his departure from Old Trafford and may well have found himself in the hot-seat at the world's second ranked team, had his job interview not been so "exhausting".

Van Gaal was criticised during his time at Manchester United for his overly-critical analysis of his own team, prompting club captain Wayne Rooney to have a quiet word with his boss and suggesting that he should tone down his negative comments following poor performances as the players often found it difficult figure out the points the Dutchman was attempting to get across.

It seems that, following being relieved of his duties in Manchester, that van Gaal hasn't changed his approach to coaching. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich man was on the longlist of candidates to take the reins at the Belgian national team following Marc Wilmots' departure but his "draining and exhausting" interview and approach to the game convinced the Belgian FA to look elsewhere for their man.

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez was appointed instead, with the Belgian football chiefs apparently impressed at a video presentation Martinez made which dissected exactly where they failed in their quest to win the Euros.

So LVG was overlooked but, to be fair, we don't expect that Martinez will do anything as entertaining as the van Gaal flop which was debuted at Old Trafford last season.

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Ah, memories...

[Telegraph]

John Balfe

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