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Getting to Know - Louis Van Gaal

Getting to Know - Louis Van Gaal
A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

Name - Aloysius Paulus Maria 'Louis` van Gaal

Date of Birth - 8th August 1951

Place of Birth - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Position - Midfielder

Height - 1.85m (6 ft 1 in)

Youth Career -
RKSV de Meer

Senior Career -
1972-1973 - Ajax
1973-1977 - Royal Antwerp
1977-1978 - Telstar
1978-1986 - Sparta Rotterdam
1986-1987 - AZ

Teams Managed -
1986-1988 AZ (assistant manager)
1988-1991 - Ajax (assistant manager)
1991-1997 - Ajax
1997-2000 - Barcelona
2000-2002 - Netherlands
2002-2003 - Barcelona
2005-2009 - AZ
2009-2011 - Bayern Munich
2012-2014 - Netherlands
2014+ Manchester United

Interesting Facts -

1 - Although well-known for his football skills and managerial prowess, van Gaal is also a fully qualified gymnastics teacher.

2 - When he was the manager of Ajax, van Gaal`s squad earned many trophies and victories, such as three Eredivisie titles, the UEFA cup and the Champions League.

3 - Van Gaal led the Netherlands national team to third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, before leaving to manage Manchester United.

4 - Van Gaal replaced David Moyes as the Manchester United manager on 19th May 2014, signing a contract lasting three years.

5 - Van Gaal`s first signings for Manchester United were defender Luke Shaw for £30 million and Ander Herrera for £29 million.

Writer:Charlie Bacchus
Date:Thursday September 3 2015
Time: 4:30PM

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