Bert van Marwijk hasn’t ruled out the possibility of returning as Saudi Arabia boss after Edgardo Bauza was sacked on Wednesday.

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Van Marwijk guided Saudi Arabia to the World Cup but stepped down in September because he did not want to meet the requirements of their FA. They wanted, among other things, for Van Marwijk to live at least 23 days a month in Saudi Arabia, which the Dutchman was unwilling to do.

Edgardo Bauza was quickly named as Van Marwijk’s replacement but he was sacked on Wednesday. Speaking to AD, Van Marwijk said, “That did not really surprise me, honestly. Through my staff and the people with whom I have worked closely together, I understood that things went very badly.”

On a possible return, Van Marwijk left it open to the Suadi Arabia FA, “We have been working hard for two years to get to that World Championship, which we have not been able to finish, that seems clear to me, but in all cases, I only do it on my terms.

“Two months ago, I indicated exactly what my vision was, what requirements I set for the preparation and for the staff to be filled in on. I do not think about that now, they know exactly what I want, so I just wait for it “

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