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Louis van Gaal

Born: August 8, 1951 (age 70)

Height: 6' 0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Role: Manager
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.
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Career History
Managerial1986-1988AZ Alkmaar (assistant)
1988-1991Ajax (assistant)
1991-1997Ajax
1997-2000Barcelona
2000-2002Netherlands
2002-2004Barcelona
2005-2009AZ Alkmaar
2009-2011Bayern Munich
2012-2014Netherlands
2014-2016Manchester United
Sports Mole has 4,966 articles about Louis van Gaal. Articles 1 to 40:
Barcelona's manager Pep Guardiola is thrown in the air by his players after their Champions League final win against Manchester United on May 28, 2011
Pep Guardiola at 51: How Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho's careers compare at same age
On Pep Guardiola's 51st birthday, Sports Mole takes a look at the Spaniard's illustrious managerial career compared with Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho when they were the same age.
Jan 18, 06:00
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel after his side's win over Malmo on November 2, 2021.
Chelsea out to break Champions League clean sheet record versus Zenit
Chelsea will be looking to set a new Champions League record when they face Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday evening.
Dec 7, 10:30
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan scores from the penalty spot against Liechtenstein on November 11, 2021
How Manchester City players including Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne fared on international duty
Sports Mole rounds up which Manchester City players were in action for their respective nations during November's international break.
Nov 18, 08:00
Memphis Depay in action for the Netherlands in October 2021
How Netherlands could line up against Norway
Sports Mole looks at how Netherlands could line up in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Norway.
Nov 14, 12:50
Netherlands players celebrate Memphis Depay's goal against Montenegro on November 13, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Norway - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Netherlands and Norway, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 14, 12:41
Memphis Depay in action for the Netherlands in October 2021
Preview: Montenegro vs. Netherlands - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Montenegro and Netherlands, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 11, 15:21
England's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their third goal against Andorra in World Cup 2022 Qualifying on October 9, 2021
UEFA World Cup qualifying permutations: Who needs what to qualify for Qatar?
Sports Mole takes a look at the permutations for the final round of UEFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying and who needs what to advance.
Nov 11, 14:21
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes , Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood pictured on November 6, 2021
Gary Neville admits Manchester United performances are "unacceptable"
Manchester United legend Gary Neville admits that the team's performances this season have been "unacceptable", but does not believe they will sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Nov 9, 22:41
Ed Woodward watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on May 5, 2019
Ed Woodward to delay Manchester United exit?
Ed Woodward could remain in his role as Manchester United executive vice-chairman until next April, according to a report.
Oct 27, 23:23
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal pictured on September 1, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Gibraltar - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Monday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between the Netherlands and Gibraltar, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Oct 9, 10:16
Norway coach Stale Solbakken pictured on March 27, 2021
Preview: Turkey vs. Norway - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Turkey and Norway, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Oct 6, 11:11
Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk pictured on September 1, 2021
Preview: Latvia vs. Netherlands - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Latvia and Netherlands, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Oct 6, 09:47
Montenegro's Zarko Tomasevic celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates on March 27, 2021
Preview: Montenegro vs. Latvia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Montenegro and Latvia, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sep 5, 14:08
Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk pictured on September 1, 2021
How Netherlands could line up against Turkey
Sports Mole looks at how Netherlands could line up in Tuesday's World Cup 2022 qualifier against Turkey.
Sep 5, 11:14
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal pictured on September 1, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Turkey - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Netherlands and Turkey, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sep 5, 11:02
Memphis Depay celebrates scoring for Netherlands on June 6, 2021
How the Netherlands could line up against Montenegro
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.
Sep 2, 20:51
Memphis Depay celebrates scoring for Netherlands on June 6, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Montenegro - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Netherlands and Montenegro, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sep 2, 20:43
Manchester United's Donny van de Beek pictured on December 12, 2020
Donny van de Beek agent hits out Manchester United over blocked exit
The agent of Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek expresses his frustration at the club for blocking a deadline day switch to Everton.
Sep 1, 09:23
Netherlands' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring against Austria at Euro 2020 on June 17, 2021
How the Netherlands could line up against Norway
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Norway.
Aug 30, 18:48
Netherlands' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring against Austria at Euro 2020 on June 17, 2021
Preview: Norway vs. Netherlands - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Norway and Netherlands, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Aug 30, 18:41
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal returns to management with third spell as Holland boss
The 69-year-old comes out of retirement to succeed Frank De Frank de Boer.
Aug 4, 11:08
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho pictured on April 21, 2021
A closer look at Manchester United's spending since last league triumph
The Old Trafford club have not won the Premier League crown since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.
Jul 28, 13:35
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on May 6, 2021
How does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compare to previous Man United managers?
The Norwegian has committed his future to the club until 2024 at least.
Jul 24, 12:36
Manchester United executive vice-president Ed Woodward pictured in September 2020
A closer look at Ed Woodward's time as Man United chief executive
He advised the Glazer family on their takeover of the club.
Apr 20, 22:20
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw pictured in September 2020
Luke Shaw heaps praise on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer man-management
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's man-management skills in helping him regain his form and enjoyment of the game.
Mar 23, 17:10
Ryan Giggs pictured in 2008
On This Day in 2013: Ryan Giggs extends Man United contract
Within days of signing the contract, the Welshman reached another landmark.
Mar 1, 08:30
Adnan Januzaj pictured on March 4, 2020
Adnan Januzaj hits out at Manchester United treatment under Mourinho, Van Gaal
Ex-Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj feels that he was not given a fair opportunity to make a name for himself at the club under Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
Feb 16, 18:45
Marcos Rojo in Manchester United training on October 2, 2020
Marcos Rojo leaves Manchester United for Boca Juniors
Marcos Rojo, 30, joined the Red Devils in summer 2014 but has not featured for the club since November 2019.
Feb 2, 14:31
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford pictured in October 2020
Louis van Gaal hints Marcus Rashford could leave Manchester United
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Marcus Rashford is not guaranteed to stay at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.
Dec 20, 18:37
Donny van de Beek celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Crystal Palace on September 19, 2020
Van Gaal: 'Donny van de Beek did not make a good choice signing for Man Utd'
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Donny van de Beek made a mistake by choosing to sign for Manchester United amid his lack of game time.
Dec 13, 17:49
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is substituted after picking up an injury against Paris Saint-Germain on December 2, 2020
Former youth coach backs Marcus Rashford to break Man United goalscoring record
Marcus Rashford has scored 77 times for United since his debut in 2016.
Dec 11, 12:18
Manchester City players celebrate Phil Foden's goal against Olympiacos in the Champions League on November 25, 2020
An in-depth look at English teams' Champions League opponents
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester clubs City and United are all playing this week.
Nov 30, 13:33
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after seeing his side lose to Istanbul Basaksehir on November 4, 2020
How does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compare to previous Manchester United managers?
The Norwegian's future at Old Trafford appears more uncertain following a surprise defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir.
Nov 5, 18:14
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pictured on August 16, 2020
Exclusive: Luke Chadwick hopeful Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given time at Manchester United
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be given the time to make his mark at Old Trafford.
Oct 1, 19:21
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring against Lyon in the Champions League on August 19, 2020
Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals
Sports Mole takes a look at Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals ahead of Sunday's showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 20, 17:45
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his hat-trick against Sheffield United on June 24, 2020
Nemanja Matic confident Anthony Martial will net more hat-tricks for Man United
The Frenchman has scored 19 goals this season.
Jun 25, 16:18
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his hat-trick against Sheffield United on June 24, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "very happy" for hat-trick hero Anthony Martial
The French forward scored his first United hat-trick in front of empty stands at Old Trafford.
Jun 24, 21:51
Manchester United's Anthony Martial in action with Manchester City's Ederson on March 8, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'Anthony Martial enjoying his best season yet'
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that Anthony Martial can kick on when the Premier League restarts to round off his "best season" on a high.
Jun 10, 12:37
Lyon striker Moussa Dembele pictured in February 2020
Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Jadon Sancho, Victor Osimhen, Adam Lallana
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
May 30, 07:57
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal hits out at Manchester United's transfer policy
Former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal criticises the club's transfer policy and says that they failed to sign the players that he wanted.
May 29, 15:27

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