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)|