Van Gaal offers 'solution' on how remainder of the season should be handled amid Coronavirus pandemic
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Van Gaal offers 'solution' on how remainder of the season should be handled amid Coronavirus pandemic

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is against the idea of prematurely ending the football season as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The pandemic has brought the world to a halt, with football league across the world entirely affected.

Finding a solution on how the remainder of the season will be handled is a major headache for the officials, with canceling the season among some of the suggestions being thrown around.

Already the Belgian league has been canceled, with Club Brugge set to be announced the champions. 

"You can also play the season out in June or July. There is plenty of time this summer, the European Championship is off the calendar," he said in an interview with Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

"And if UEFA and FIFA are willing to change rules and provide space, well then get started."

He then took issue with some officials in the Eredivisie calling out for the Dutch league to be canceled.

"If it is established that the coronavirus has been defeated, you first have to finish the current competition.

"Sport is there to designate a winner on the field. Not to say after 25 matches we cut things off and Ajax is champion.

"But while the government has also been following the experts for weeks, some football clubs suddenly say that it is not possible - Ajax first.

His statement comes after Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars called on Dutch league officials to cancel the league, with his words receiving the backing of AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven.

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