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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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
Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal pictured in 2010
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
Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on prior to kick-off against Olympiakos in their Champions League match on February 25, 2014
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
Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes on the touchline during the match against Stuttgart on June 1, 2013
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
Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (L) and Bayern Munich's striker Thomas Mueller (R) react after the second goal for Munich during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FCB Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus on November 24
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
Louis van Gaal waves goodbye after the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 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
Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj gives his first press conference with the national team on May 19, 2014
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
Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj gives his first press conference with the national team on May 19, 2014
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
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring during the Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and Darmstadt on February 20, 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
Louis van Gaal looks distraught during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on April 10, 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
Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United speaks to Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United atr half time during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on February 28, 2015
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
Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3 , 2015
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
Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3 , 2015
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
Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3 , 2015
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
Andreas Pereira of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on September 30, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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
Manchester United's English defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson walks on the pitch during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 7,
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
Manchester United's Interim manager Ryan Giggs thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
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
Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj gives his first press conference with the national team on May 19, 2014
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
Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs look on prior to during the FA Cup fourth-round match between Derby County and Manchester United at iPro Stadium on January 29, 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
Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland celebrates after the EURO 2016 Group F qualifier at Windsor Park on March 29, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel looks on prior the German first division football Bundesliga match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 on November 8, 2015, 2015
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
Andreas Pereira of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on September 30, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Andreas Pereira "ready" for Manchester United role
Andreas Pereira says that he is "ready" to make an impression at Manchester United after a successful loan spell at Granada last season.
Jun 8, 16:26
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Stoke City on May 21, 2017
Southampton 'still considering Claude Puel replacements'
Claude Puel's position as Southampton manager is still in the balance but a decision over his future is expected to be made in the coming days, according to a report.
Jun 6, 19:52
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard in action during the Community Shield match against Leicester City on August 7, 2016
Jesse Lingard: 'I'm learning under Jose Mourinho'
Midfielder Jesse Lingard says that he is continuing to learn under Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Jun 6, 16:25
Louis 'I'll be back' van Gaal watches on during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Manchester United on May 7, 2016
Report: Southampton interested in former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is on the radar of Southampton, according to reports.
Jun 4, 10:34
Manchester United's Interim manager Ryan Giggs thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
Ryan Giggs: 'No contact made with Middlesbrough, Sunderland'
Ryan Giggs insists that he is in no rush to return to coaching and will wait for the right job to come along, amid links to Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Jun 2, 16:21
Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs look on prior to during the FA Cup fourth-round match between Derby County and Manchester United at iPro Stadium on January 29, 2016
Ryan Giggs 'not in running for Sunderland job'
A report claims that former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is not being considered by Sunderland as a potential managerial option.
May 31, 15:58
Newport defender Regan Poole in action during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015
Regan Poole: 'I will be patient at Manchester United'
Manchester United youngster Regan Poole insists that he is happy to wait for his chance at the club rather than looking for a permanent move elsewhere.
May 29, 13:26
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring in the Europa League match against Celta Vigo on May 11, 2017
Marouane Fellaini: 'I would break my foot for Jose Mourinho'
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims that he would break his own foot for coach Jose Mourinho.
May 27, 10:59
Manchester United's Sergio Romero saves from Southampton's James Ward-Prowse during the Premier League match on May 17, 2017
Sergio Romero eyeing number one spot for Manchester United
Sergio Romero insists that he has the credentials to become Manchester United's number one goalkeeper for the 2017-18 campaign.
May 26, 18:55
Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts after a missed opportunity against Celta Vigo on May 11, 2017
Result: Manchester United beat Ajax to Europa League title
Manchester United win their first ever Europa League title and clinch Champions League qualification courtesy of a 2-0 win over Ajax at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
May 24, 21:39
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
What Manchester United will gain by winning the Europa League
Manchester United will win the Europa League for the first time if they can beat Ajax, but there are far greater rewards on offer for the Premier League club.
May 24, 08:43



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19Bournemouth8116412-84
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