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Louis van Gaal

Born: August 8, 1951 (age 69)

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 4,941 articles about Louis van Gaal. Articles 1 to 40:
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
A look at Man United's previous poor starts ahead of Everton clash
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have just seven points from their first six Premier League games.
Nov 6, 11:51
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
Ajax celebrate with the Champions League trophy in 1995
The Invincible Kings of Europe: Remembering Ajax's 1994-95 season
On the 25-year anniversary of Ajax's 1995 Champions League triumph, Sports Mole takes a look back at Louis van Gaal's era-defining team.
May 24, 16:42
Ryan Giggs pictured in 2008
Can you name Manchester United's top 10 all-time leading appearance-makers?
To mark the anniversary of Ryan Giggs' Manchester United retirement, Sports Mole challenges you to name the club's 10 all-time leading appearance-makers.
May 19, 10:50
Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal
Dennis Bergkamp's 10 greatest goals of all time
To mark Dennis Bergkamp's 51st birthday, Sports Mole counts down the Netherlands, Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal legend's 10 greatest ever goals.
May 10, 12:29
DavidMoyes pictured as Man Utd boss in October 2013
A look back at David Moyes's ill-fated Manchester United reign
Seven years to the day since David Moyes was announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United, Sports Mole looks back as his ill-fated 10-month reign.
May 9, 08:00
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal blames "evil genius" Ed Woodward for Manchester United sacking
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hits out at the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the manner of his exit four years ago.
May 8, 14:32
West Ham boss David Moyes on February 1, 2020
On this day: David Moyes sacked by Manchester United after 10 months in charge
David Moyes left having won 27 of his 51 games in charge, but with United's worst home record since 1978.
Apr 22, 08:49
Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Fulham on November 1, 2018
Timothy Fosu-Mensah insists he still sees future at Manchester United
Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been stuck on 21 appearances since last stepping out for United on the final day of the 2016/17 season.
Apr 20, 12:57
Harry Kane in action for Spurs on December 28, 2019
Sunday's Transfer Talk Update: Harry Kane, Philippe Coutinho, Luca Waldschmidt
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Apr 19, 07:57
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in action for Leeds United in the EFL Cup on August 9, 2017
Manchester United to release Cameron Borthwick-Jackson?
Manchester United reportedly intend to release Cameron Borthwick-Jackson when his contract expires in the summer.
Apr 18, 12:11
West Ham boss David Moyes on February 1, 2020
David Moyes admits he regrets leaving Everton for Manchester United
West Ham United manager David Moyes admits that he will 'always regret' leaving Everton for Manchester United after an 11-year managerial stint with the Toffees.
Apr 15, 20:43
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata pictured on January 11, 2020
Manchester United's Juan Mata opens up on "scary" Louis van Gaal
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata lifts the lid on his relationship with former Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.
Mar 24, 21:04
Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong after the match on November 5, 2019
Louis van Gaal: 'Frenkie de Jong should have joined Juventus instead of Barca'
Louis van Gaal claims that Frenkie de Jong should have joined Juventus over Barcelona as the former Ajax man is currently playing out of position.
Mar 3, 16:31
Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in the Champions League on September 18, 2019
Angel Di Maria: 'I was forced to wear seven shirt at Manchester United'
Angel Di Maria claims that he was forced to wear the number seven shirt when he joined Manchester United from Real Madrid in 2014.
Feb 4, 23:12
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on January 11, 2020
Report: Sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to cost Manchester United £5m
Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £5m if they decide to sack him before the end of his contract.
Jan 15, 09:41
Toni Kroos celebrates scoring for Real Madrid on October 22, 2019
Real Madrid 'to offer Toni Kroos in Paul Pogba deal'
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to include midfielder Toni Kroos in a deal to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United next summer.
Jan 4, 13:35
Oxford United manager Karl Robinson pictured in October 2019
Karl Robinson: 'Beating Man City would surpass Man Utd rout'
The U's host Premier League champions City ahead of a game against League One leaders Wycombe.
Dec 17, 12:35
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match against on Tottenham on December 4, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'Man Utd still a bigger club than Man City'
The two local rivals meet at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in the 179th Manchester derby.
Dec 6, 22:43
Nigel Pearson poses with his manager of the month award for April 2015
Nigel Pearson returns: When Premier League managers lose their cool
New Watford boss Nigel Pearson was involved in some high-profile outbursts during his time in charge of Leicester.
Dec 6, 21:17
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder gestures on November 9, 2019
Chris Wilder: 'Man Utd still one of football's true powerhouses'
Wilder's side go into Sunday's match above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team in the Premier League table.
Nov 23, 15:22
Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring their third goal on August 16, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur to make £50m bid for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing a bid worth £50m for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay ahead of next summer's transfer window.
Nov 9, 23:29
Thomas Muller in action for Bayern Munich on December 19, 2018
Bastian Schweinsteiger urges Thomas Muller to join Manchester United
Former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says that his ex-Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Muller should consider a move to Old Trafford.
Nov 3, 20:24
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on October 20, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Anthony Martial is ready to show his "best"
The French forward is looking more and more like a confident goalscorer to the Manchester United boss.
Nov 1, 22:42
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on August 19, 2019
Anthony Martial: 'I want to be a central striker at Manchester United'
Anthony Martial insists that his ideal position at Manchester United is as a central striker as opposed to playing out wide.
Oct 30, 19:36
Everton's Morgan Schneiderlin warms up on December 30, 2017
Morgan Schneiderlin admits he left Manchester United too early
Morgan Schneiderlin admits fears that he "jumped ship" too early at Manchester United.
Oct 26, 23:15
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp pictured on February 24, 2019
Preview: Manchester United vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's crunch match between bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Oct 18, 16:27
Forlorn Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on October 5, 2019
Wednesday's papers: Mauricio Pochettino, N'Golo Kante, Marcus Rashford
Mourinho could be set for a Premier League return.
Oct 16, 07:20
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pictured on September 30, 2019
Manchester United's worst start to a season for 30 years in numbers
It is just two years since United equalled their best start to a Premier League season under Jose Mourinho.
Oct 1, 13:29

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