Former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has announced his retirement from football.
The 67-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by the English club, Manchester United at the end of the 2015-16 season,just two days after winning the FA Cup.
Van Gaal announced his retirement while speaking on Dutch TV show VTBL: ‘I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit.
‘My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago, and followed me when I went abroad.
‘I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I was 65.
‘She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football. I can say she is very happy.
‘I think I could have worked as a technical director, but in this role, you can’t attend training or say anything for fear it won’t suit the coach, directors or media. I don’t think I want a job like that.’ Van Gaal stated.
Before his retirement, Louis van Gaal won one Champions League, four Dutch league titles, two La Ligas, a Bundesliga and led Holland to third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
See his career achievements below.
Eredivisie (3), Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Dutch Cup
Barcelona (97-00) (02-03)
La Liga (2), Spanish Cup, UEFA Super Cup
Bayern Munich (09-11)
Bundesliga, German Cup, German Super Cup
Manchester United (14-16)
Holland (00-02) (12-14)
2014 World Cup third: 3rd