Louis van Gaal

Born: August 8, 1951 (age 64)

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-Manchester United
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Jose Mourinho, Manager of Chelsea makes a point during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Andy Cole: 'Jose Mourinho has something to prove at Manchester United'
Andy Cole says that new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has "something to prove" at Old Trafford following his sacking from Chelsea in December.
May 27, 19:17
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United fans must forget past three years'
Jose Mourinho promises supporters that he is the right man to bring success back to Manchester United and end three years of disappointment at Old Trafford.
May 27, 12:41
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 39, attends a press conference during a promotional trip in Singapore on March 22, 2014
Paul Scholes welcomes Jose Mourinho to Manchester United
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes jokes that Jose Mourinho has now joined "a proper football club" by making the move to Old Trafford.
May 27, 10:52
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
Manchester United confirm Jose Mourinho as new boss
Manchester United confirm the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager on an initial three-year contract.
May 27, 09:38
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
John O'Shea backs Jose Mourinho for Manchester United
Manchester United and Jose Mourinho "should be a good combination", according to former Red Devils defender John O'Shea.
May 26, 14:48
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on September 26, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Jose Mourinho 'expects to sign Manchester United contract by Friday'
Jose Mourinho reportedly expects to sign a contract confirming him as Manchester United's new manager by Friday.
May 25, 22:57
Manager Louis van Gaal (2nd L) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (2nd R) of Manchester United celebrate their 2-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on November 21, 2015
Bastian Schweinsteiger pays tribute to Louis van Gaal
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger pays tribute to departed manager Louis van Gaal following his sacking.
May 25, 19:52
Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea on the bench prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Manchester United deal stalls because Chelsea still own Jose Mourinho's name
Jose Mourinho's move to Manchester United reportedly stalls as Chelsea still own their former manager's name as a trademark.
May 25, 19:34
Jose Mourinho, Manager of Chelsea makes a point during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United move held up by image rights negotiations?
Manchester United have had to delay announcing Jose Mourinho as their new manager due to a conflict in interest over image rights, according to a report.
May 25, 16:12
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
Paul Scholes hopes Ryan Giggs will stay at Manchester United
Paul Scholes is hopeful that Ryan Giggs will stay at Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is appointed as manager.
May 25, 15:32
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'has not agreed to join Manchester United'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly not agreed to join Manchester United amid rumours that the club are keen to sign him.
May 25, 14:32
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.
Bastian Schweinsteiger excited for Jose Mourinho's impending arrival at Man Utd
Bastian Schweinsteiger approves of the impending arrival of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United's new manager.
May 25, 13:25
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
William Gallas backs Jose Mourinho move to Manchester United
William Gallas says that Jose Mourinho will bring back the 'winning spirit' at Manchester United if he is confirmed as the new manager at Old Trafford.
May 25, 10:45
Louis van Gaal manager of Manchester United and Ryan Giggs assistant manager of Manchester United look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, England.
Peter Schmeichel: 'Ryan Giggs should leave Manchester United'
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says that Ryan Giggs should take the opportunity to prove himself away from Old Trafford.
May 25, 09:19
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015
Jose Mourinho 'agrees personal terms with Manchester United'
Jose Mourinho reportedly agrees personal terms with Manchester United to become the club's new manager.
May 24, 23:03
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Nemanja Matic linked with Manchester United switch
Jose Mourinho reportedly earmarks £25m-rated Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic as the perfect replacement for Michael Carrick at Manchester United.
May 24, 22:41
Memphis Depay looks on during the FA Cup fifth-round match between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
Ronald de Boer: 'Memphis Depay can be a superstar'
Ronald de Boer insists that Memphis Depay still has the potential to be a "superstar" despite a disappointment debut season at Manchester United.
May 24, 22:12
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
Ronald de Boer: 'Jose Mourinho similar to Louis van Gaal'
Ronald de Boer claims that Jose Mourinho is "similar" in style to former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal amid reports that he will take over at Old Trafford.
May 24, 21:21
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that Jose Mourinho will be a "fantastic signing" for Manchester United.
May 24, 20:59
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 'weighing up Manchester United future'
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is reportedly weighing up his future after almost 30 years at Old Trafford.
May 24, 19:37
Louis van Gaal thinks about Michael Jackson's new song during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester United on May 10, 2016
Steve Bruce criticises Manchester United's 'handling' of Louis van Gaal axe
Steve Bruce criticises Manchester United's 'handling' of the sacking of manager Louis van Gaal.
May 24, 17:46
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Karim Benzema tops Jose Mourinho's shortlist at Manchester United?
A report claims that soon-to-be-appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is eager to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
May 24, 16:40
Michael Carrick 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.
Manchester United to offer Michael Carrick new deal?
Michael Carrick is reportedly being offered the chance to extend his stay at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho.
May 24, 16:08
David de Gea is loving life during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke on February 2, 2016
David de Gea happy to stay at Manchester United?
The departure of Louis van Gaal and the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho reportedly convinces goalkeeper David de Gea to stay at Manchester United.
May 24, 15:53
Former footballer Eric Cantona attends a press conference announcing the Golden Foot laureates for 2012 at Grimaldi Forum on October 17, 2012
Eric Cantona: 'I love Jose Mourinho, but his style doesn't suit Manchester United'
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says that Jose Mourinho is not the right man to take over at Old Trafford.
May 24, 14:40
Daley Blind 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.
Manchester United's Daley Blind: 'Louis van Gaal deserved more respect'
Daley Blind says that recently-sacked Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal "deserved more respect".
May 24, 14:09
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes his seat at Old Trafford on August 26, 2013
Jose Mourinho nears Manchester United agreement?
Talks between Jose Mourinho's agent and Manchester United reportedly progress at a rapid rate, with the Portuguese boss potentially being unveiled on Thursday.
May 24, 10:55
Gary Neville in action for Manchester United on January 11, 2009.
Jose Mourinho plans Gary Neville, Brian Kidd talks?
Gary Neville and Brian Kidd are reportedly under consideration for roles within Jose Mourinho's coaching team at Manchester United.
May 24, 09:57
Juan Mata celebrates his equaliser during the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Report: Juan Mata wants to work with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Juan Mata is reportedly hoping to remain a Manchester United player under Jose Mourinho's management, despite being sold by the Portuguese boss in 2014.
May 24, 09:25
Jose Mourinho talks to Rui Faria during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on August 16, 2015
Rui Faria earmarked for Ryan Giggs's assistant role?
Rui Faria and not Ryan Giggs will be Jose Mourinho's assistant at Manchester United, according to a report.
May 24, 09:10
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
Jose Mourinho informed Louis van Gaal of Manchester United approach?
Jose Mourinho phoned Louis van Gaal to warn the Dutchman that he had been approached to replace him at Manchester United, according to a report.
May 23, 22:54
Disgruntled ferret Louis van Gaal looks on during the Europa League game between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United on February 18, 2016
Louis van Gaal "very disappointed" to leave Manchester United
Louis van Gaal releases a public statement after being told that his services are no longer required by Manchester United.
May 23, 20:54
Louis van Gaal waves goodbye after the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Manchester United confirm Louis van Gaal departure
Manchester United announce that they have parted company with Louis van Gaal, just 48 hours after the Dutchman guided the club to the FA Cup.
May 23, 20:33
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Unwavering belief Louis van Gaal's undoing'
Rio Ferdinand has his say on departing Louis van Gaal's tenure at Manchester United, citing an "unwavering belief in his methods" as one of the problems.
May 23, 19:51
Ryan Giggs the Manchester United interim manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Ryan Giggs offered downgrade by Manchester United?
A report claims that Manchester United have offered assistant manager Ryan Giggs a less significant position once Jose Mourinho's appointment is confirmed.
May 23, 19:21
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Jamie Carragher: 'Jose Mourinho is a good fit for Manchester United'
Jamie Carragher believes that Jose Mourinho will bring "huge success" to Manchester United if he is appointed as Louis van Gaal's replacement.
May 23, 18:58
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Report: Manchester United want Ryan Giggs to stay at Old Trafford
Manchester United reportedly offer Ryan Giggs a role at the club as they are keen to keep him following the sacking of Louis van Gaal.
May 23, 15:16
Louis van Gaal waves goodbye after the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Outgoing Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal 'still at Carrington'
A report claims that outgoing Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is still at the club's Carrington training complex.
May 23, 14:13
A general view of a corner flag before the Pre Season Friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Everton FC at Ewood Park on July 27, 2013
Report: Blackburn Rovers approach Warren Joyce
A report claims that Blackburn Rovers have approached Manchester United for permission to speak to Under-21 boss Warren Joyce about the managerial position at Ewood Park.
May 23, 13:46
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