Louis van Gaal Retires after 26-years of Coaching


12BET (Football News) Another boss takes his final vow on the football field, the prominent Louis van Gaal retires after 26-years of service handling some of the most prominent teams in Europe.

The former football manager managed to write down his name in the football history, working on some of the giants in the competition namely; Manchester United, Netherland’s national football team, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and AFC Ajax.

Below are the major honors that the club he managed gets to received:

National titles – Ajax (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96), Barcelona (1997-98, 1998-99), AZ Alkmaar (2008-09), Bayern Munich (2009-10)

Champions League – Ajax (1994-95)

UEFA Cup – Ajax (1991-92)

FA Cup – Manchester United (2015-16)

The 65-years old coach has been out of the seen since May 2016 after winning the title on FA Cup as the United fired him.

In a Dutch newspaper, van Gaal quoted that “I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be a sabbatical, but now I do not think I will return to coaching.”  He also added that his family is undergoing difficult times after his daughter’s husband died last month. There have been some offers but he chose to reject it, instead he continue coaching in the Far East.

The professional manager had made his announcement last Monday after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Dutch government for his contribution in football.

Just like some of the other coach in football, van Gaal was also a player to be specific a midfielder for Ajax, Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ between 1972 to 1987. Experience wise he surely has it all, his journey will continue as his influence and success in football will always be remembered.

One this is for sure Louis van Gaal quits his job so he can spend some quality time with his family.


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