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 4,844 articles about Louis van Gaal. Articles 1 to 40:
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 youngster Joe Riley joins Bradford City
Manchester United announce that academy graduate Joe Riley has signed a two-year contract with League One side Bradford City.
May 25, 14:45
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Champions League round-of-16 game between Manchester United and Sevilla on March 13, 2018
How Manchester United could line up against Chelsea
Ahead of this weekend's FA Cup final clash between Chelsea and Manchester United, Sports Mole looks at how the Red Devils could line up at Wembley.
May 19, 09:14
N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2018 FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United.
May 17, 12:23
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Bournemouth on May 21, 2017
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe 'in the frame for Everton job'
Everton reportedly line up Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as a potential alternative to managerial candidate Marco Silva.
May 16, 11:06
Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
Sam Allardyce sacked by Everton
Everton confirm that manager Sam Allardyce has left the club with immediate effect despite leading the Toffees to a top-half finish in the Premier League.
May 16, 09:49
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Jordi Cruyff: 'Pep Guardiola was lined up by Manchester United'
Jordi Cruyff suggests that Pep Guardiola was close to succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss in 2013, only for David Moyes to instead get the top job.
May 4, 13:44
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal hints at imminent return to coaching
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hints that he is close to landing a new job, with suggestions that he will return to international management.
Apr 26, 13:44
Jose Mourinho watches on during the FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion on March 17, 2018
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Manchester United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Premier League action as Jose Mourinho and Manchester United travel south to face Eddie Howe's Bournemouth at Dean Court.
Apr 17, 22:22
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Louis van Gaal: 'Liverpool not candidates to win Champions League'
Louis van Gaal claims that Liverpool 'do not have the individual quality' to compete with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the last four of the Champions League.
Apr 11, 13:11
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Premier League match against West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Louis van Gaal: 'Pep Guardiola best manager in Premier League'
Louis van Gaal believes that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the Premier League thanks to his development of Manchester City into "a machine".
Mar 29, 20:27
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal: "I am not disappointed with Jose Mourinho"
Louis van Gaal appears to have ended his feud with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho by stating that he is "not disappointed" with his successor.
Mar 29, 20:16
Thibaut Courtois makes a save during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Leicester City on January 13, 2018
Thibaut Courtois hits back at Louis van Gaal criticism
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois hits back at criticism from former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal following his performance in the Champions League.
Mar 25, 19:29
Luke Shaw in action for Manchester United on March 17, 2018
Simon Jordan defends Jose Mourinho's treatment of Manchester United's Luke Shaw
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan sticks up for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over his treatment of Luke Shaw.
Mar 19, 22:26
Anthony Martial collides with Shane Duffy during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion on November 25, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester United and Brighton at Old Trafford.
Mar 15, 14:45
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
Louis van Gaal hits out at Jose Mourinho over Bastian Schweinsteiger treatment
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal criticises successor Jose Mourinho for the way he treated midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Feb 28, 16:20
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United wanted Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller'
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reveals that he was in talks to sign both Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller while at Old Trafford.
Feb 28, 15:07
Andre Villas-Boas at a testimonial gala dinner for Ledley King at London Hilton on May 7, 2013
Andre Villas-Boas: 'I was close to signing Javier Hernandez'
Andre Villas-Boas reveals that he was close to signing Javier Hernandez when he was Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Feb 28, 14:27
Antonio Conte gives instructions during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Report: Antonio Conte's Chelsea job safe until end of season
A report claims that Antonio Conte will remain Chelsea manager until at least the end of the season as Luis Enrique is not prepared to end his sabbatical early.
Feb 27, 09:35
Louis van Gaal pictured in November 2017
Louis van Gaal 'shock contender to replace Antonio Conte'
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly the shock name in the frame to succeed Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge should the Italian get sacked.
Feb 24, 23:05
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

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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
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12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
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15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

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