Be­reaved Van Gaal quits coach­ing

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AMSTERDAM: Former Manch­ester United and Nether­lands man­ager Louis van Gaal has ended his coach­ing ca­reer fol­low­ing a fam­ily tragedy, Dutch me­dia re­ported yes­ter­day. The 65-year-old, who is out of work since United sacked him in May last year, has turned down a lu­cra­tive of­fer from China. “I could have gone there (China), but I’m still here,” van Gaal told De Tele­graaf. The sud­den death of his son-in-law had been the cat­a­lyst, he said. “So much has hap­pened in my fam­ily that I have been forced to look at things dif­fer­ently. I had said (after leav­ing Manch­ester United) that I would stop but I changed that into a sab­bat­i­cal, but now I be­lieve that I will not re­turn to coach­ing.”

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