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
Sports Mole has 4,755 articles about Louis van Gaal. Articles 1 to 40:
Daley Blind has a crouch during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on October 2, 2016
Daley Blind keen on long-term Manchester United stay
Manchester United defender Daley Blind suggests that he wants to stay at Old Trafford for the long-term despite rumours surrounding his future at the club.
May 21, 12:37
Marcus Rashford has a shot at goal during the Europa League game between Manchester United and Anderlecht on April 20, 2017
Marcus Rashford intends to "stay loyal" to Manchester United
Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford insists that one-club players are not a thing of the past, suggesting that he wants to remain at Old Trafford for the long term.
May 7, 19:53
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United will be better prepared for success'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that his side will be better prepared to compete for "big things" next season.
Apr 28, 15:13
England's Michael Keane in the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Jamie Carragher: 'Michael Keane should join Everton'
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher says that Burnley centre-back Michael Keane should forget about re-joining Manchester United, and instead move to Everton.
Apr 24, 12:00
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera in action during his side's FA Cup fifth round clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017
Manchester United to offer new deal to midfielder Ander Herrera?
Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer a new contract to midfielder Ander Herrera as he continues to impress for the club this season.
Apr 19, 12:42
Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the international friendly match between Chile and Iraq at the Brondby Stadium on August 14, 2013
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Netherlands links nothing but speculation'
Jorge Sampaoli denies holding talks with the Dutch Football Association over the vacant Netherlands managerial position, reiterating that he is "happy" at Sevilla.
Apr 7, 20:14
Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Manchester United on September 29, 2016
Borussia Monchengladbach to move for Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah?
Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Apr 3, 10:12
Danny Welbeck celebrates finding the winner during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Darren Fletcher: 'Manchester United were wrong to sell Danny Welbeck'
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher admits that it was a "sad day" when Louis van Gaal sold Danny Welbeck to Premier League rivals Arsenal in 2014.
Mar 30, 17:29
West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher in action during the Premier League match against Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns on August 28, 2016
Darren Fletcher: 'I regret leaving Manchester United'
West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher admits that he regrets leaving Manchester United, but says that he did so in search of more regular first-team football.
Mar 30, 17:21
Netherlands' coach Danny Blind reacts during the Euro 2016 qualifying fooball match Netherlands vs Czech Republic at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, October 13, 2015
Netherlands to take time over Danny Blind replacement
The Dutch FA insists that it will take its time over appointing a successor to former manager Danny Blind.
Mar 27, 19:51
Louis van Gaal is ready for his close-up during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 2016
Georginio Wijnaldum backs Louis van Gaal for Netherlands return
Netherlands and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum backs former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal to return for a third stint in charge of the national team.
Mar 27, 19:40
Louis van Gaal waves goodbye after the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Louis van Gaal favourite for Netherlands job
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is the early favourite to take over the Netherlands national team for a third time.
Mar 27, 19:20
Ronald Koeman is all smiles during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Ronald Koeman 'not interested' in Netherlands job
Everton manager Ronald Koeman reportedly tells the Netherlands' FA that he is not interested in taking on the national side.
Mar 27, 16:51
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger warms up during his side's FA Cup fifth round clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017
Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Bastian Schweinsteiger has plenty left to offer'
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Bastian Schweinsteiger has "plenty left" to offer despite the club letting him leave for the MLS.
Mar 22, 13:44
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during his side's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'I want a minimum of three years at Manchester United'
Jose Mourinho is hoping to stay at Manchester United for "a minimum of three years", as long as he is wanted, in order to provide stability to the club.
Mar 19, 09:27
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during his side's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho would not have sold Manchester United trio
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho opens up about the players he would have kept at Old Trafford.
Mar 16, 21:41
Andreas Pereira of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on September 30, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Andreas Pereira 'unsure' of Manchester United future
Manchester United attacker Andreas Pereira admits that he is 'unsure' whether he will form part of Jose Mourinho's first-team squad next season.
Mar 14, 15:30
Gary Neville in action for Manchester United on January 11, 2009.
Gary Neville pleased with Manchester United progress
Manchester United are heading in the right direction under Jose Mourinho, insists former Red Devils captain Gary Neville.
Mar 13, 10:34
Kevin Strootman in action during the Serie A game between Roma and Milan on December 12, 2016
Report: Manchester United want Kevin Strootman
A report claims that Manchester United want to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman at the end of the season.
Mar 6, 14:22
Luke Shaw 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 'to move for Luke Shaw'
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing a bid for Manchester United's out-of-favour left-back Luke Shaw this summer.
Mar 2, 09:12
Phil Jones 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.
Phil Jones: 'Jose Mourinho has boosted confidence of all Manchester United players'
Manchester United defender Phil Jones says that Jose Mourinho has given all the players - including those who were frozen out last season - "a lot of confidence".
Mar 1, 20:56
Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
Paris Saint-Germain 'tried to offload Angel di Maria'
Angel di Maria reportedly blasts "disrespectful" Paris Saint-Germain over rumoured attempts to sell the winger during the January transfer window.
Feb 26, 14:33
Daley Blind has a crouch during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on October 2, 2016
Daley Blind 'facing Manchester United exit'
A report claims that Manchester United will allow Daley Blind to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Feb 22, 13:53
Phil Jones of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Phil Jones considered leaving Manchester United before Jose Mourinho arrived
Manchester United defender Phil Jones thanks Jose Mourinho for giving him the confidence to remain at Old Trafford, having found life tough under ex-boss Louis van Gaal.
Feb 9, 15:14
Jose Mourinho watches on during the EFL Cup semi-final between Hull City and Manchester United on January 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho 'to discuss one-year extension'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reportedly discuss extending his contract with the side at the end of the season.
Feb 9, 09:10
Jose Mourinho watches on during the EFL Cup semi-final between Hull City and Manchester United on January 26, 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'I rejected big-money offer from China'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he turned down a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.
Jan 30, 12:49
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 20, 2016
Top four betting tips for January transfer window
Sports Mole looks at some of the hottest betting tips in January as we head into the final week of the transfer window.
Jan 26, 09:22
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Wayne Rooney reiterates management plans
England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reiterates that he wants to form a career in management once he has retired as a player.
Jan 25, 14:19
Jose Mourinho points during the FA Cup game between Manchester United and Reading on January 7, 2017
Preview: Hull City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the EFL Cup semi-final second leg between Hull City and Manchester United at the KCOM Stadium.
Jan 25, 11:42
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Jose Mourinho is doing a great job'
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the club are moving in the right direction under Jose Mourinho.
Jan 24, 22:19
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.
Lyon announce Memphis Depay capture
Lyon announce that they have signed Memphis Depay from Manchester United.
Jan 20, 12:34
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a shot during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and Manchester United at the bet365 Stadium.
Jan 20, 12:22
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.
Lyon confirm "agreement in principle" to sign Mephis Depay
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is close to finalising a switch to Lyon, the french club's president Jean-Michel Aulas confirms.
Jan 18, 21:34
Louis 'I'll be back' van Gaal watches on during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Manchester United on May 7, 2016
Ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: 'It is not true that I have retired'
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists that he has not retired from management, despite recently suggesting that he had.
Jan 18, 11:07
Louis van Gaal waves goodbye after the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hints at retirement
Former Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal suggests that he has retired from coaching.
Jan 16, 21:47
Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on October 17, 2015
Morgan Schneiderlin thankful to Jose Mourinho after Manchester United exit
Morgan Schneiderlin acknowledges that swapping Manchester United for Everton was a big decision to make, but is happy to have been given the chance to move on.
Jan 14, 16:26
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.
Everton complete Morgan Schneiderlin deal
Everton complete the signing of French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United on a contract until June 2021.
Jan 12, 17:08
Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on October 17, 2015
Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin 'having medical ahead of Everton switch'
Morgan Schneiderlin reportedly undergoes a medical at Everton ahead of a £22m move from Manchester United.
Jan 11, 12:47
Memphis Depay looks on during the FA Cup fifth-round match between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
Lyon 'interested in Manchester United winger Memphis Depay'
Lyon reportedly enter the race to sign out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay during the January transfer window.
Jan 10, 21:37
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 recall Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester United recall full-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jan 10, 15:48



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CChelsea38303585335293
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs38268486266086
3Manchester CityMan City38239680394178
4Liverpool382210678423676
5Arsenal38236977443375
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd381815554292569
7Everton3817101162441861
8Southampton381210164148-746
9Bournemouth381210165567-1246
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38129174351-845
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham38129174764-1745
12Leicester CityLeicester38128184863-1544
13Stoke CityStoke381111164156-1544
14Crystal Palace38125215063-1341
15Swansea CitySwansea38125214570-2541
16Burnley38117203955-1640
17Watford38117204068-2840
RHull City3897223780-4334
RMiddlesbrough38513202753-2628
RSunderland3866262969-4024