Louis van Gaal

Born: August 8, 1951 (age 66)

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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A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ryan Giggs declares interest in vacant Wales job
Former Manchester United and Wales winger Ryan Giggs admits that he is interested in replacing Chris Coleman as Dragons manager.
Dec 9, 16:25
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian in action during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Report: Sevilla also keen on £15m-rated Matteo Darmian
A report claims that Sevilla have joined Roma in the running to land Matteo Darmian from Manchester United, with the defender expected to leave in a £15m deal.
Nov 28, 12:39
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shake hands before the derby at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016
Eric Cantona: 'Pep Guardiola better option for Manchester United'
Eric Cantona admits that he "prefers the way Pep Guardiola plays", while describing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as overly defensive.
Nov 25, 12:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Louis van Gaal: 'No approach from Everton'
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that he has 'not been asked' for interview about the managerial vacancy at Everton.
Nov 22, 09:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ryan Giggs agrees director of football role at Vietnam academy
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs becomes director of football at Vietnamese academy.
Nov 13, 19:53
Ashley Young of Manchester United reacts to being injured during the game against Everton on April 4, 2017
Ashley Young: 'I never considered leaving Manchester United'
Manchester United full-back Ashley Young insists that he has never considered leaving the club despite speculation linking him with a move to China during the summer.
Nov 8, 22:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Dick Advocaat to step down as Netherlands manager
Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat confirms that he will step down from his role following the team's upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Romania.
Nov 8, 21:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho considering Andreas Pereira recall?
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering handing a January recall to Andreas Pereira, who is currently on loan at Valencia.
Nov 2, 10:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ryan Giggs hits out at Ander Herrera's criticism of Manchester United players
Ryan Giggs questions Ander Herrera's decision to publicly criticise his Manchester United teammates for their performance against Huddersfield Town.
Oct 24, 12:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jamie Carragher: 'Ryan Giggs would not be in running for Everton job'
Jamie Carragher does not think that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will be a candidate for the Everton job.
Oct 23, 19:59
David Moyes looks dejected during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Sunderland on April 26, 2017
David Moyes 'in frame to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton'
Former Everton boss David Moyes will be considered as a possible replacement for Ronald Koeman should the Dutchman be sacked by Toffees chiefs, according to a report.
Oct 22, 12:09
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Report: Jose Mourinho holding out for big Manchester United pay rise
Jose Mourinho will reportedly not sign a new contract at Manchester United unless his current £15m-a-year salary is significantly hiked.
Oct 16, 17:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Louis van Gaal criticises 'out of control' Jose Mourinho
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes that his sacking could have been handled differently, while also criticising current manager Jose Mourinho.
Oct 15, 20:09
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'I will not retire at Manchester United'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that he is a coach with 'ambitions and desires to do new things', as he looks beyond life at Old Trafford.
Oct 15, 13:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
David Moyes: 'Nobody could have done better at Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson exit'
David Moyes believes that nobody could have done better than him in the given timescale at Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
Oct 8, 11:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jupp Heynckes: 'I'm analysing Bayern Munich offer'
Jupp Heynckes reveals that he is currently considering an offer to manage Bayern Munich for a fourth time.
Oct 5, 17:44
Luis Enrique at the press conference after Barcelona training on October 18, 2016
Bayern Munich make contact with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique?
Bayern Munich reportedly make contact with former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as the Bundesliga giants continue to search for a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti.
Oct 4, 12:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Arjen Robben hits out at "nonsense" claims he criticised Carlo Ancelotti
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben hits out at "nonsense" claims that he criticised the training methods of Carlo Ancelotti following the Italian's sacking.
Oct 3, 19:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bayern Munich to reappoint Louis van Gaal as Carlo Ancelotti successor?
Bayern Munich are reportedly considering reappointing former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal as Carlo Ancelotti's successor.
Oct 3, 18:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Adnan Januzaj facing indefinite period on sidelines due to knee injury
Real Sociedad announce that former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is facing an indefinite period on the sidelines due to a knee injury.
Oct 1, 12:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Adnan Januzaj: 'I had less freedom under Louis van Gaal'
Former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj insists that he did not have the same freedom to play his football and express himself under Louis van Gaal.
Sep 26, 21:15
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Phil Neville: 'Marcus Rashford can be world-class'
Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville says that Marcus Rashford "is every bit as good as" French duo Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.
Sep 21, 12:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Thomas Muller "considered" joining Manchester United
Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller admits that he could be tempted to leave the club in the future, two years after contemplating interest from Manchester United.
Sep 11, 12:40
Jose Mourinho winks during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United failed to evolve after Sir Alex Ferguson exit'
Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United stood still and failed to evolve under both Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.
Sep 10, 11:20
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches warms up
Ryan Giggs backs Renato Sanches for success at Swansea City
Former Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs believes that Renato Sanches has all of the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.
Sep 9, 22:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United sacking was like a public execution'
Louis van Gaal accuses former club Manchester United of hanging him out to dry with his controversial sacking after he had led the club to FA Cup glory.
Sep 9, 13:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Adnan Januzaj takes fresh swipe at former boss Louis van Gaal
Former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj hopes to prove his critics, including Louis van Gaal, wrong following his switch to Real Sociedad.
Aug 24, 18:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Bryan Robson 'surprised' when Jonny Evans left Manchester United
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson admits that he was surprised when his old club sold Jonny Evans to West Bromwich Albion.
Aug 17, 18:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester City 'have £18m Jonny Evans bid rejected'
West Bromwich Albion reportedly reject an £18m bid from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans.
Aug 16, 22:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester City interested in signing West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans?
Manchester City are reportedly considering a surprise move for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans.
Aug 16, 17:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jose Mourinho to keep Andreas Pereira at Manchester United?
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly decides to keep Andreas Pereira at Old Trafford for the upcoming campaign.
Jul 31, 12:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ajax consider move for Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson?
Ajax are reportedly considering whether to launch a loan bid for Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Jul 25, 18:48
Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Manchester United on September 29, 2016
Timothy Fosu-Mensah: 'Jose Mourinho gives youth players a chance'
Timothy Fosu-Mensah insists that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gives youth players a chance, contrary to the common belief that he does not favour youngsters.
Jul 23, 14:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs willing to manage in League Two
Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs says that he would be to manage in League Two if a club came calling for him.
Jul 17, 20:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Adnan Januzaj joins Real Sociedad from Manchester United on five-year deal
Manchester United announce that Adnan Januzaj has joined Real Sociedad on a five-year contract in a deal believed to be worth around £9m.
Jul 12, 21:45
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Graeme Souness: 'Jose Mourinho wrong man for Manchester United'
Liverpool great Graeme Souness insists that Jose Mourinho 'is not right' for Manchester United and was only appointed because the club were rushed into action.
Jun 27, 15:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ryan Giggs: 'Jose Mourinho did not make me an offer to stay'
Ryan Giggs says "there was no offer from Jose Mourinho" to stay on as Manchester United assistant last summer, but insists that it was always his intention to move on.
Jun 27, 14:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alex Ferguson 'shocked Manchester United sold Jonny Evans'
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was surprised to see Jonny Evans join West Bromwich Albion in 2015, according to Michael O'Neill.
Jun 23, 13:23
Paul Pogba celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Gary Pallister: 'Rivals jealous of Manchester United'
Former Manchester United centre-back Gary Pallister says that "quite a few teams will be jealous" of the Red Devils' 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 22, 16:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Thomas Tuchel, Frank de Boer in running for Southampton job?
Thomas Tuchel and Frank de Boer - formerly of Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan respectively - emerge as the early frontrunners for the managerial job at Southampton.
Jun 15, 09:14



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
3Chelsea16102428131532
4Liverpool1686234201430
5Arsenal1692530201029
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
7Burnley168441512328
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
9Watford166462527-222
10Everton165472029-919
11Southampton164661619-318
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield165381126-1518
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
14Bournemouth164481519-416
15Stoke CityStoke164481935-1616
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
19Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
20Crystal Palace162591027-1711
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