Dutch national team boss Louis van Gaal is under fire from their fans – despite eliminating Spain to steer his side into the World Cup last 16.

While Van Gaal’s team will take on Mexico in Fortaleza on Sunday as the tournament top scorers, the Manchester United manager-in-waiting is being slaughtered for abandoning Holland’s Total Football traditions.

Van Gaal has been accused of 'abomination' football - adopting the 'catenaccio' style devised by Inter Milan in the 1960s, for ditching Holland’s usual three striker formation, going five at the back and playing on the counter through Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie

Even Van Gaal’s protege, Ajax boss Frank De Boer, stepped into the debate when asked if he planned to adopt the same tactics next term.

De Boer said: "My heart says no. Even if we play Barcelona I want to play dominant football. I will not change that so quickly."