Former Manchester United Manager, Louis Van Gaal has reached the end of his career as a football club manager. After successfully managing several clubs and national teams, and having won a handful of trophies and cups.
LIST OF CLUBS/TEAMS VAN GAAL MANAGED
- Ajax (1991–97)
- Barcelona (1997–2000)
- Netherlands national team (2000–02)
- Return to Barcelona (2002–03)
- Return to Ajax (2004)
- AZ ALKMAAR (2005–09)
- Bayern Munich (2009–11)
- Return to Netherlands national team (2012–14)
- Manchester United (2014–16)
LIST OF VAN GAAL’S ACHIEVEMENTS.
- 1995 Champions League title with first club Ajax.
- Won La Liga 2 times with FC Barcelona.
- A Bundesliga Title with Bayern Munich.
- Managed Netherland National Team to 3rd place in 2014 World Cup.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- World Soccer Manager of the Year: 1995
- Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 1995
- European Coach of the Year—Sepp Herberger Award: 1995
- European Coach of the Season: 1994–95
- Rinus Michels Award: 2007, 2009
- Dutch Sports Coach of the Year: 2009, 2014
- Die Sprachwahrer des Jahres (3rd place): 2009
- German Football Manager of the Year: 2010
- Anton Geesnick Award: 2015
- Dutch Lifetime Achievement Award: 2017
He Said “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.”
United was Van Gaal’s last managerial role and he was the coach who handed Marcus Rashford his debut as an 18-year-old.
Rashford paid tribute to his former boss, tweeting: “Thank you for opening the door & trusting in me. Enjoy retirement boss.”