The Dutch Manager Louis Van Gaal is appointed as new Manager of Manchester United from season 2014–15. He will hold the charge from next season with Ryan Giggs who is the assistant manager of the club. The 62 years old manager managed one of the best football clubs which includes Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich. Now he got the opportunity of managing Manchester United.
Louis Van Gaal, the new manager of Manchester United
|Louis Van Gaal Profile|
|Full name||Aloysius Paulus Maria Van Gaal|
|Birth Date||8 August 1951|
|Birth Place||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
During the agreement of Van Gaal, the assistant manager of the club Ryan Giggs said “Louis Van Gaal is a world class coach and I know I will learn a lot about coaching from being able to observe and contribute at such close quarters.” The midfielder has tasted huge success as a player in Man United and now the club has appointed him as assistant manager like Zinedine Zidane for Real Madrid.
Some other managers Jurgen Klopp [Borussia Dortmund manager], Diego Simeone [Atletico Madrid manager] were the names in which the club took interest. But the club showed greatest interest in Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal. After the agreement of 3 years with Manchester United, he said
This club has big ambitions. I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history. It was always a wish for me to work in the premier league. to work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud.
Manchester United’s last season was the worst under the management of David Moyes. They lost not only Premier league, but they were also not able to qualify for the champions league and Europa league of next season. They failed to qualify for the European football competitions for the first time in 25 years.
Achievements & Awards of Louis Van Gaal
- He was awarded with Onze d’Or Coach of the year in 1995
- Won World Soccer Manager of the year award in 1995
- Named as Dutch Sports coach of the year in 2009
- Awarded for Rinus Michels award in 2007, 2009
- The winner of German football manager of the year of 2010
- La Liga 1997–98 and 1998–99 titles with Barcelona
- 1 Copa del Rey title of 1997–98 with Barcelona
- UEFA Super Cup 1997 winner with Barca
- Bundesliga winner of 2009-10 with Bayern Munich
- DFB-Pokal winner of 2009-10 with FC Bayern
- DFB Super Cup of 2010 with Bayern Munich.
Looking at past record of Van Gaal, it looks like Manchester United has selected world class manager. Today, premier league has developed great teams which can make his work more difficult. Can Van Gaal bring the crown of Manchester United back to Old Trafford?