Football

Van Gaal linked with Belgium job

Belgium will look to appoint a coach with proven international experience, their football association said on Friday as they begin the search to replace Marc Wilmots.

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been linked with the job and Belgian FA president Francois de Keersmaecker said he would be a "potential candidate" if he chooses to apply.

"We want a candidate to have experience and to have already achieved results in international football.

"He must show tactical acumen and flexibility to adapt because no one game or no opponent are ever the same," said Belgian FA technical director Chris van Puyvelde.

Asked if van Gaal, who led Holland to third place in the 2014 World Cup, is a candidate for the job, de Keersmaecker said: "We will see if he puts himself forward as a candidate. If he does, then we will evaluate his candidacy." - Reuters.

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