DOHA (AP) — Three wins away from the title that eluded the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal filled the World Cup with hugs, kisses and dances.
He captains his country for the third time at the age of 71, and is the oldest coach in the tournament. He’s also perhaps the most stylish, walking into the ensemble in an orange tie, dark suit, and dress shoes.
Van Gaal’s Netherlands are on a 19-match winning streak ahead of their quarter-final match against Argentina on Friday. Known as the “Iron Tulip”, he was as entertaining off the field as his players were on the field.
Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
“Reader. Beer practitioner. Web expert. Subtly charming travel geek. Friendly music specialist.”