Van Gaal gives cryptic response after being asked if he'd take Netherlands job

The former Manchester United boss refused to give a straight answer when asked if he would consider taking over from Danny Blind

Louis van Gaal refused to rule out the possibility of returning as Netherlands head coach, insisting the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) should ask him if they want a proper answer.

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Danny Blind was sacked in the wake of Netherlands' 2-0 World Cup qualification defeat at the hands of Bulgaria last month and has received his fair share of criticism for his underwhelming spell in charge of the Dutch national team.

Reports suggest the KNVB have lined up Van Gaal as their new director of football although he remained coy when asked about a possible return.

He said, as quoted by De Telegraaf. "That [the director of football model] is part of the structure of the KNVB, but they need to find a new national team coach first.

"A return as national team coach? I will answer that question if the KNVB ask it..."

Van Gaal also reflected on Blind's reign and feels that it would be unfair to solely blame him for Netherlands' poor results in recent years.

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The former Manchester United boss added: "Blind should take some of the blame, but the players were at fault the most.

"The players never get mentioned anywhere, though..."