Van Gaal rejects Holland job

Manchester United's Dutch assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg (L), Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (C) and Manchester United's Welsh assistant manager Ryan Giggs watch during the UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg football match between Manchester United and and FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 25, 2016.   / AFP / OLI SCARFF

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has turned down the chance to become director of football at the Dutch Football Federation, the KNVB.

But his decision to do so does not necessarily mean he will be staying on at Old Trafford beyond the end of this season, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Van Gaal won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as Netherlands coach guiding them to third place at the finals. He returned from South America to officially take charge at United as David Moyes’ successor on a three year deal.

While Van Gaal has had a difficult time in England, the Netherlands have also suffered on the international stage since his departure for Old Trafford.

Danny Blind’s side were shock fallers in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and won’t be in France for the summer tournament.

And the Dutch FA believe LVG could help reinvigorate the set up and restore Holland’s credibility. The Netherlands’ top brass created the creator of football for Van Gaal and offered him the post.

But during the international break from his United duties it is understood that the Reds boss turned down the opportunity.

It will fuel stories that the 64-year-old will be given the green light to go ahead and complete his three-year contract at Old Trafford.