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Former Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal announces retirement from football


Former Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal announces retirement from football

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.

Ajax (1991-97)

Eredivisie (3), Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Dutch Cup

Barcelona (97-00) (02-03)

La Liga (2), Spanish Cup, UEFA Super Cup

AZ (05-09)


Bayern Munich (09-11) 

Bundesliga, German Cup, German Super Cup

Manchester United (14-16)

FA Cup 

Holland (00-02) (12-14)

2014 World Cup third: 3rd 

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