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.
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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 4,825 articles about Louis van Gaal. Articles 1 to 40:
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian in action during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Juventus still keen on Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian?
Juventus are still keen on bringing 28-year-old Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian back to Serie A, according to a report.
Feb 21, 16:34
Ashley Young of Manchester United reacts to being injured during the game against Everton on April 4, 2017
Manchester United's Ashley Young: 'Of course we can win the Champions League'
Manchester United winger Ashley Young says that the team are capable of going all the way in the Champions League this season.
Feb 20, 11:36
Sunderland midfielder Adnan Januzaj in action during his side's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light on August 21, 2016
Adnan Januzaj: 'Louis van Gaal killed my confidence at Manchester United'
Adnan Januzaj suggests that Louis van Gaal took the wrong approach to getting the best out him during their time together at Manchester United.
Feb 11, 18:26
Manchester United's Luke Shaw during the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on December 5, 2017
Luke Shaw in talks for new Manchester United deal?
Luke Shaw is reportedly in talks with Manchester United over signing a new long-term deal.
Feb 1, 09:41
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Gary Neville: 'Jose Mourinho contract extension great for Manchester United'
Gary Neville backs Manchester United's reported decision to offer Jose Mourinho a new long-term deal, which he believes will help bring further success.
Jan 18, 19:14
Ryan Giggs pictured in 2013
Ryan Giggs 'to be unveiled as new Wales boss'
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs reportedly agrees terms to take over as the new Wales manager and is set to be unveiled on Monday.
Jan 14, 22:18
Kevin De Bruyne is marked by United's starting XI during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Manchester City on December 10, 2017
Ryan Giggs: 'Manchester United cannot compete with Manchester City'
Ryan Giggs insists that Manchester United should focus on holding off Chelsea to finish second in the Premier League, as they have no hope of catching Manchester City.
Jan 2, 11:47
Daley Blind in action for Manchester United on October 31, 2017
Report: Barcelona, Real Madrid in battle for Daley Blind
Manchester United's Daley Blind is wanted by both Barcelona and Real Madrid as defensive cover, according to a report.
Dec 31, 11:29
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: "Money makes a difference"
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reiterates that his side risk lagging behind their biggest rivals unless they spend more money in the transfer window.
Dec 30, 13:09
Daley Blind in action for Manchester United on October 31, 2017
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United's Daley Blind should join Barcelona'
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that Daley Blind would be "better off" joining Barcelona than remaining at Old Trafford.
Dec 24, 11:28
Paul Clement applauds during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Report: Managerless Swansea City turn to Dennis Bergkamp
Swansea City are reportedly weighing up a job offer for Dennis Bergkamp, who was sacked as assistant coach at Ajax earlier this week.
Dec 22, 18:09
Gabriel Jesus in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on September 30, 2017
Ryan Giggs: 'I told Manchester United to sign Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe'
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says that attempting to sign Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappe before their transfer values skyrocketed was "a no-brainer".
Dec 22, 09:23
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
Swansea City try to persuade Louis van Gaal to take manager's job?
Swansea City are reportedly keen to hire former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal as their new manager.
Dec 21, 10:09
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
Louis van Gaal hints at interest in managing Chelsea
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hints that he would consider a return to Premier League management with Chelsea if the Blues make contact with him.
Dec 19, 17:06
A general view inside Old Trafford ahead of the Champions League group game between Manchester United and Benfica on October 31, 2017
Louis van Gaal: 'I want to get one over on Manchester United'
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is open to managing "a big English club" in the future as he is still bitter about the manner of his Old Trafford sacking.
Dec 18, 14:09
Anthony Martial in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Wayne Rooney: 'Anthony Martial fantastic from the left'
Everton striker Wayne Rooney says that Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is best when deployed from the "inside-left" by Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Dec 17, 21:38
West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on November 28, 2017
Report: Manchester United enter race to sign Jonny Evans
Manchester United are reportedly looking to lock horns with Manchester City and Arsenal over a January move for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans.
Dec 17, 09:26
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Jose Mourinho 'banned from serving Christmas dinner'
Manchester United's head chef reportedly bans Jose Mourinho from serving the club's Christmas meal this year due to concerns over portion size.
Dec 16, 15:46
Jose Mourinho shouts during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United play boring football under Jose Mourinho'
Louis van Gaal criticises Jose Mourinho's style of play at Manchester United by labelling it "boring".
Dec 11, 22:12
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
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

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