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Ex-Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman returns as New Holland coach after the World Cup, succeeding Louis van Gaal

RONALD KOEMAN will coach the Netherlands for the second time after the World Cup in Qatar.

The 59-year-old will replace Louis van Gaal in the hot seat once the showpiece is over this winter after the former Manchester United boss revealed he is battling prostate cancer.

Ronald Koeman will be Holland coach for the second time after the World Cup in January

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Ronald Koeman will be Holland coach for the second time after the World Cup in JanuaryPhoto credit: Getty
Current boss Louis van Gaal has announced that he is battling prostate cancer

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Current boss Louis van Gaal has announced that he is battling prostate cancerPhoto credit: Getty

And he will officially take over the Dutch side from January 1, claims De Telegraaf.

Koeman led his country for two years between 2018 and 2020 but left the post to join Barcelona, ​​the LaLiga giants he represented during his playing days.

That was after a spell in the Premier League, first impressing at Southampton and then Everton, before being dropped by the Toffees in 2017.

His stay at the Nou Camp also ended miserably.

The Catalans missed both LaLiga and Champions League last season and only managed to finish second in the Copa del Rey.

He then had to try to manage the departure of the legendary Lionel Messi as financial troubles engulfed the club.

But after a miserable start to the current season, he was sacked in October and replaced by Xavi.

Van Gaal will still lead his nation to the World Cup in November despite his health issue.

The 70-year-old former Old Trafford boss revealed on live TV that he is battling the deadly disease.

Van Gaal made the shock announcement during Sunday night’s Humberto show.

He explained that he had already started treatment but decided not to tell his players during the recent international break so they could focus on their friendlies against Denmark and Germany.

He said, “You don’t know. You see a blush on my cheeks and you think what a healthy guy he is. Of course that is not the case.

“I think you don’t tell the people you work with because it might affect their decisions, their determination, so I figured they shouldn’t know.

“You don’t die from prostate cancer, at least not 90 percent of the time.

“It’s usually other underlying diseases that kill you. But I was in pretty aggressive form, had 25 radiation treatments.

“Then you have to manage a lot to go through life.

“I got preferential treatment in the hospital. I was allowed in through the back door for an appointment and was immediately moved to another room. I was treated wonderfully.

“You will, of course, tell your friends and relatives about it. The fact that nothing has come out yet also says something about my environment. That’s great.”

Van Gaal has now decided to share the news ahead of the release of a documentary about his career next week.

But despite his illness, the veteran coach has vowed to take his country to the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Van Gaal was in charge of United from 2014 to 2016.

He was sacked by the Red Devils and replaced by Jose Mourinho despite having just guided them to FA Cup success.

After a five-year absence from the coaching bench, LVG returned to management in 2021 to take charge of the Netherlands national team for a third time.

He previously guided her to a third-place finish at the 2014 World Championships.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5059328/ronald-koeman-holland-manager-louis-van-gaal/ Ex-Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman returns as New Holland coach after the World Cup, succeeding Louis van Gaal

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