Van Gaal to quit after Utd
MANChEStER — Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will retire from football when he leaves his job at Old trafford, he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph on thursday.
“this is my last job. For sure,” he said.
“i have to pay attention to my kids, my grandchildren but also to my wife. they deserve it. Now i cannot pay that attention.”
the 63-year-old Dutchman, whose United contract runs until 2017, has managed some of the world’s top teams including Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich, and guided the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-finals in Brazil.
“it is an honour and a challenge to be coach of United because i was trainer-coach of No. 1 (team) in the Netherlands, No. 1 in Spain and No. 1 in Germany,” he said.
“i had a choice to be manager of different clubs (like tottenham hotspur). i have chosen the No 1. i am very proud. i don’t think there are many other coaches who can say that.”
van Gaal, who won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, said he had always set out goals.
“Everything that i’ve reached i’ve set in advance -- that i go to the Premier League for example,” he added.
“i said it a year before ( the World Cup) to my federation, and everybody was ‘ aghhh, it is not possible’. i said: ‘i go after the championships’. One experience in the world championship is, for me, enough.” — Reuters