Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal have revealed that he is set to retire in 2017 in order to keep a vow he made to his wife. The 63year old manager insisted that no amount of money will make him go back on his word.
“I will give it up [in 2017],” the United manager told reporters. “I promised that to my wife. We have not many years together any more. That is the reason. I have to admit I have said to her, when I met her and after our relationship seemed to be very good, that at 55 I shall quit. I am still working and next week I am 64.”
“I have done everything in my career as a manager,” Van Gaal added. “I have been in the Netherlands, my home country, in Spain, which is a fantastic league, and Germany is also a fantastic league. I participated in the World Cup. The only wish was the Premier League. Now I am here. Do I have to go to Qatar to earn still more money? I don’t think so. You have to enjoy also your life and your relationship with your wife.”
Van Gaal has won league titles with Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar, and won the Champions League with Ajax as well as helping Netherlands to third place at the 2014 World Cup.