Thursday 23 February 2017

Louis van Gaal no longer in contention for Werder Bremen job

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Former United boss Louis van Gaal. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Former United boss Louis van Gaal. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

It seems that Louis van Gaal WILL NOT be making a shock return to the game as coach of Werder Bremen after all, despite widespread reports linking the veteran Dutchman with a move to join the Bundesliga strugglers.

German publication Bild are reporting that Van Gaal was considered by Werder Bremen officials, but he is no longer a contender to take over at the club that dispensed with the coaching talents of Viktor Skripnik following a poor start to the season.

Van Gaal has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last May and he has made no public comment on his desire to return to the game at the age of 65.

The enigmatic Dutchman persistently suggested that the United post would be his last in the game, but it appears he was offered the chance to try and revive Werder Bremen, who are currently rock bottom in Germany’s Bundesliga after losing their first four league games of the season.

Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with the Bremen hot-seat, with his disappointing spells in charge of Chelsea and Tottenham apparently not denting his reputation with European clubs.

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