Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has revealed there are no problems within his squad, but adds that his success as a manager will depend on how his players perform during the World Cup.

The 62-year-old, who was in charge of the national team in 2002, but failed to take his team to the World Cup in Korea-Japan, is optimistic about his team's chances during this year's World Cup.

The 2010 World Cup finalists have been drawn against defending champions Spain along with Chile and Australia in Group B, with their first match scheduled to be played against Vicente del Bosque's team on 13th June.

Van Gaal, who is set to take charge of Manchester United at the end of the World Cup, adds that it is the duty of a manager to maintain harmony within his team and negate all disruptive influences.


"It is not only the players. I think it is about the relationship between a manager and his squad," the former Barcelona boss told FIFA's official site.

Drawing reference from his previous tenure, Van Gaal added: "In my first episode there was that [disruption] but I have understood now.

"They like me now. I feel there are no problems. We have a very good relationship. But it is also dependent on the results."

The Dutch national team host Wales in their final warm-up game on Wednesday before heading to Brazil for the World Cup set to start from next week.

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