Netherlands boss Van Gaal offers positive news after going through '25 radiation treatments' in cancer battle


The Dutchman revealed he's been handling the dangerous disease throughout the last international break.
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has provided a favorable update on his cancer battle after going through "25 radiation treatments".Van Gaal took charge of the Netherlands for the 3rd time in his profession following Frank De Boer's decision to step down after the nation's disappointing showing at Euro 2020.
The Oranjes' have actually gone 9 games unbeaten since the 70-year-old's return, but his future in the function was plunged into doubt after he revealed he has actually been detected with prostate cancer during the March international break.

Van Gaal has recieved messages of support from across the football world since his statement on Dutch television, including from some members of the Netherlands squad as he had actually previously kept his disease a secret.

The seasoned manager, who has actually formerly had spells at Ajax, Barcelona and Manchester United, also claimed that his cancer wasn't terminal, and has now revealed that he remains in the lasts of his healing." I've been through everything," Van Gaal has actually told Dutch news agency ANP. "I had 25 radiation treatments. Then I had to wait five or 6 months to see if it had done its task. It did."

Van Gaal to be changed

The Dutch football federation (KNVB) were warned of Van Gaal's medical diagnosis at the start of the year, and approached finding a possible replacement.
The former United boss will take the Netherlands to the World Cup in Qatar this winter season, however will leave the position after the tournament.Ronaldo Koeman has been selected to fill Van Gaal's seat in the dugout, with the 59-year-old set to coach his nation for the second time in his very first function since being sacked by Barcelona, from the start of 2023.

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