Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal tests positive for COVID-19

The KNVB did not say if the 70-year-old would be able to take his place on the bench for the Netherlands' friendly against Denmark in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Published: 22nd March 2022 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2022 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

Louis van Gaal first coached Netherlands from 2000-2002.

Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal (File photo|AP)

By AFP

THE HAGUE: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has tested positive for Covid after experiencing symptoms, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Tuesday. The KNVB did not say if the 70-year-old would be able to take his place on the bench for the Netherlands' friendly against Denmark in Amsterdam on Saturday.

A spokesperson told the Dutch press agency ANP that Van Gaal had a "cold and continued to display symptoms". The former Barcelona and Manchester United boss had to watch the Dutch side's last game -- a decisive World Cup qualifying win over Norway -- from the stands after breaking his hip by falling off his bike.

Van Gaal is in his third spell as the Netherlands head coach.



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