Van Gaal Retires From Football Management Career

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.

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  1. Ajax (1991–97)
  2. Barcelona (1997–2000)
  3. Netherlands national team (2000–02)
  4. Return to Barcelona (2002–03)
  5. Return to Ajax (2004)
  6. AZ ALKMAAR (2005–09)
  7. Bayern Munich (2009–11)
  8. Return to Netherlands national team (2012–14)
  9. Manchester United (2014–16)


  1. 1995 Champions League title with first club Ajax.
  2. Won La Liga 2 times with FC Barcelona.
  3. A Bundesliga Title with Bayern Munich.
  4. Managed Netherland National Team to 3rd place in 2014 World Cup.Image result for van gaal trophyRelated image


  1. World Soccer Manager of the Year: 1995
  2. Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 1995
  3. European Coach of the Year—Sepp Herberger Award: 1995
  4. European Coach of the Season: 1994–95
  5. Rinus Michels Award: 2007, 2009
  6. Dutch Sports Coach of the Year: 2009, 2014
  7. Die Sprachwahrer des Jahres (3rd place): 2009
  8. German Football Manager of the Year: 2010
  9. Anton Geesnick Award: 2015
  10. Dutch Lifetime Achievement Award: 2017

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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.

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Rashford paid tribute to his former boss, tweeting: “Thank you for opening the door & trusting in me. Enjoy retirement boss.”


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