After a successful career, spanning 2 decades, ex-Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has  retired from coaching. The 65 year-old who was fired at the Old Trafford winning the FA Cup in May 2016 after turned down a £45million Asian offer and cited ‘family reasons’ for his decision. Making the announcement  on Monday after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Dutch government for his contribution to football.

The ex Netherlands boss was quoted in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf thus,  “I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be a sabbatical, but now I do not think I will return to coaching. So much has happened in my family, you become a human being again with your nose pressed to the facts.” 

He also managed Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ.

 

Van Gaal’s selected major honours
National titles: Ajax (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96), Barcelona (1997-98, 1998-99), AZ Alkmaar (2008-09), Bayern Munich (2009-10)
Champions League: Ajax (1994-95)
Uefa Cup: Ajax (1991-92)
FA Cup: Manchester United (2015-16)