Louis van Gaal has again stated he has retired from coaching but added he could be tempted by an offer which “triggers him.”

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The 66-year-old hasn’t taken up a role since his sacking from Manchester United in 2016, but has been linked with a number of positions, including a third spell in charge of the national team.

When asked by AD, if he would consider taking over Netherlands again should Dick Advocaat leave at the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign, he responded, “I am still saying Manchester United was my last job.

“I was offered a few roles in the KNVB last year but I said no as I’m done basically but I do think never say never.

“However, something would have to really trigger me. I’ve achieved everything I wanted to achieve, should I work in front of half empty stands at say Monaco? No.

“Of all the big countries I have just not worked in Italy. Italian clubs have hit big numbers recently but I like Italy as a holiday destination, it’s less beautiful as a football country.”

Van Gaal has had a glittering coaching career which has seen him win major trophies at Ajax, Barcelona, AZ, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, while he led Netherlands to third place at the 2014 World Cup.

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