Louis van Gaal

Born: August 8, 1951 (age 65)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Louis van Gaal Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Career History
Managerial1986-1988AZ (assistant)
1988-1991Ajax (assistant)
1991-1997Ajax
1997-2000Barcelona
2000-2002Netherlands
2002-2004Barcelona
2005-2009AZ
2009-2011Bayern Munich
2012-2014Netherlands
2014-2016Manchester United
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Stefan de Vrij of Netherlands celebrates scoring the opening goal during the international friendly match between the Netherlands and Spain held at Amsterdam Arena on March 31, 2015
Report: Manchester United lead Stefan de Vrij race
A report claims that Manchester United lead the race to sign Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij at the end of the season.
15:25
Ashley Young of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Everton to make January transfer move for Ashley Young?
Everton could potentially make a January transfer move for 31-year-old Manchester United winger Ashley Young, according to a report.
Dec 4, 11:11
Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Marouane Fellaini: 'Louis van Gaal is stricter than Jose Mourinho'
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini says that Jose Mourinho is not as strict as previous boss Louis van Gaal.
Dec 3, 12:12
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Phil Jones: Manchester United players responding to "honest" Jose Mourinho
Manchester United defender Phil Jones heaps praise on manager Jose Mourinho, claiming that the Portuguese's honesty and passion is 'rubbing off on the players'.
Dec 2, 19:13
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Manchester United 'step up Youri Tielemans interest'
A report claims that Manchester United will monitor the performances of Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans over the coming months.
Nov 27, 14:41
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial does a better celebration after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Jose Mourinho: 'Anthony Martial needs time to adapt to me'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that Anthony Martial needs more time to adapt his game from Louis van Gaal's style of play last season.
Nov 25, 22:49
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Jose Mourinho "would love" to extend Manchester United contract
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that he "would love" to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of his current three-year contract.
Nov 23, 15:16
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
Man United's Daley Blind: 'Similarities between Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal'
Manchester United defender Daley Blind says that Jose Mourinho is similar to Louis van Gaal.
Nov 22, 16:14
Manchester United's Interim manager Ryan Giggs thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
Ryan Giggs seeking 'ambitious' club for first managerial role
Former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs will make the move into management when he finds the right club, having recently been overlooked for the Swansea City job.
Nov 19, 09:59
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
David Moyes defends axing Mike Phelan at Manchester United
Sunderland manager David Moyes defends his decision to dispense of assistant boss Mike Phelan upon his arrival at Manchester United in 2013.
Nov 18, 20:17
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ahead of his side's during their Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk on September 29, 2016
Tony Cascarino blames Jose Mourinho for 'deteriorating' Marcus Rashford form
Tony Cascarino believes that Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford's career has 'deteriorated quite a lot' as a result of Jose Mourinho's poor handling of the youngster.
Nov 16, 22:27
Matteo Darmian of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Matteo Darmian aims dig at Jose Mourinho
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian claims that he 'does not know why' Jose Mourinho decided against selecting him earlier this season.
Nov 16, 15:28
Everton manager Ronald Koeman looks on during his side's 1-1 draw with Man City at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Ronald Koeman aiming to become Netherlands boss
Ronald Koeman admits that coaching the Netherlands remains 'one of his ambitions', but claims that he should have landed the job two years ago when leaving Feyenoord.
Nov 13, 16:25
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney on the bench during his side's 1-1 draw with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Manchester United 'to offload Wayne Rooney in the summer'
Manchester United could reportedly offload Wayne Rooney at the end of the season.
Nov 13, 10:14
Memphis Depay of Manchester United celebrates his team's 3-0 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Report: Everton eyeing January swoop for Manchester United's Memphis Depay
Everton are reportedly considering a January swoop for Manchester United winger Memphis Depay.
Nov 10, 11:28
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Jose Mourinho 'examining first-team affairs at Manchester United'
A report claims that Jose Mourinho is looking into every area in his remit as Manchester United boss due to a sharp decline in standards among players and staff.
Nov 9, 21:23
Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Report: AC Milan join Morgan Schneiderlin race
A report claims that AC Milan want to sign Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window.
Nov 8, 21:56
Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace want Morgan Schneiderlin?
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace both want to sign Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in January.
Nov 7, 09:31
Opposing bosses David Moyes and Jose Mourinho look on as their sides do battle at Old Trafford on August 26, 2013
David Moyes: 'Manchester United should stand by Jose Mourinho'
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes urges the club to stand by Jose Mourinho.
Nov 5, 13:25
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial does a better celebration after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Agent: Manchester United 'disrespected' Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial's agent reveals that the Frenchman was left upset by the decision to take the number nine jersey away from him following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's arrival.
Nov 4, 22:06
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Jose Mourinho confirms Bastian Schweinsteiger return for Manchester United
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho tells reporters that previously exiled midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is training with the Red Devils first team once again.
Nov 2, 16:41
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho yells instructions during his side's Premier League match with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Dick Advocaat: 'Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is not a magician'
Fenerbahce boss Dick Advocaat says that Manchester United fans should not worry about their current form, but must accept that Jose Mourinho is "not a magician".
Nov 2, 14:47
Gary 'To me, to you' Neville appears ahead of the La Liga game between Valencia and Espanyol on February 13, 2016
Gary Neville: 'Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho yet to trust his players'
Gary Neville believes that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not fully "trust" his players yet.
Nov 1, 15:59
Manchester United's English defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson walks on the pitch during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 7,
Manchester United to recall defender from Championship loan?
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to recall Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Nov 1, 12:11
Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
Manchester United to hand new contract to midfielder Jesse Lingard?
Manchester United are reportedly ready to hand a new long-term contract to midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Nov 1, 11:42
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Ipswich Town at Old Trafford on September 23, 2015 in Manchester, England.
Luke Shaw: 'It is great to have Bastian Schweinsteiger back training with us'
Luke Shaw says that it is "great" to have Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training following a two-month exile.
Oct 31, 16:32
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger returns to first-team training
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger appears to return to first-team training after two months in exile.
Oct 31, 11:43
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United on August 14, 2015
Report: AC Milan to move for Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger
AC Milan are reportedly planning a January swoop for out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Oct 31, 11:09
Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Report: Morgan Schneiderlin free to leave Manchester United
A report claims that Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is free to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
Oct 25, 12:27
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Ryan Giggs: 'Post-Sir Alex Ferguson decline at Man United was not inevitable'
Ryan Giggs claims that the "decline" at Manchester United was not "inevitable" following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Oct 22, 11:13
Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring his late winning goal in the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on December 9, 2
Robin van Persie: 'I could still be at Manchester United'
Dutch forward Robin van Persie claims that he "could" have still been a Manchester United player had Sir Alex Ferguson not left the club.
Oct 20, 11:16
Zlatan Ibrahimovic FINALLY in a Manchester United shirt on August 27, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Easy decision to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United'
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic vows to win silverware during his time at Old Trafford, having been easily convinced to join by Jose Mourinho in the summer.
Oct 16, 10:58
Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie (R) heads the ball next to Ajax' Joel Veltman (C) and Ricardo Van Rhijn during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match Fenerbahce vs Ajax Amsterdam on October 22, 2015
Report: Hebei Fortune want Robin van Persie
A report claims that Chinese Super League club Hebei Fortune are prepared to pay £11.7m to land Fenerbahce forward Robin van Persie.
Oct 14, 10:22
Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Mousa Dembele in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 2016
Timothy Fosu-Mensah on verge of new Manchester United deal
Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is expected to sign a new long-term contract at the club in the coming days.
Oct 13, 20:44
Sergio Ramos kisses the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Report: Sergio Ramos could leave Real Madrid
A report claims that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could allow club captain Sergio Ramos to leave the Bernabeu next summer.
Oct 12, 14:48
Juan Mata celebrates his equaliser during the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Report: Juan Mata to sign new four-year Manchester United deal
A report claims that Jose Mourinho has been so impressed by Juan Mata's form this season that he is to offer the Spaniard a new four-year contract at Old Trafford.
Oct 9, 11:01
Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Mousa Dembele in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 2016
Timothy Fosu-Mensah in line for new Manchester United deal?
A report claims that Timothy Fosu-Mensah has agreed to sign a new four-year deal at Manchester United, worth around £25,000 a week.
Oct 9, 10:38
Manchester United's Interim manager Ryan Giggs thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
Ryan Giggs: 'Swansea City did not match my ambitions'
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs hit backs at claims that he was overlooked for the Swansea City managerial job due to an 'underwhelming interview'.
Oct 8, 18:03
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs 'rejected by Swansea City'
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was reportedly rejected by Swansea City after interviewing for the manager's job.
Oct 4, 09:16
Matteo Darmian of Manchester United on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Inter Milan chief hints at move for Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian
Inter Milan could make a move for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian in the January transfer window, according to director Piero Ausilio.
Oct 3, 15:51


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