Louis van Gaal to retire from coaching

The 65-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in May. Ironically, Manchester United had won the FA Cup final only a couple of days back.

Louis van Gaal

Louis van gaal said he may not return to coaching.   -  Reuters

Louis van Gaal has confirmed he intends to retire from coaching despite the former Manchester United manager receiving an offer to manage a club in Asia where he would have earned £44m in three seasons.

The 65-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since being >sacked by Manchester United in May – just two days after he led them to victory in the FA Cup final.

Van Gaal told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Monday that “events in his family” have persuaded him not to return. “I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be a sabbatical, but now I do not think I will return to coaching,” he said.

The report said that last month one of his daughters lost her husband, and that partly influenced his decision. “I could go there, but I’m still here,” Van Gaal said. “So much has happened in my family.”

Van Gaal also managed Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland in a coaching career that began in 1991.

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