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Ex-Manchester United chief, Van Gaal, calls for career time in football

Date of publication: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:08

Former Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal has called for his football career.

The 67-year-old, who won the FA Cup during his two seasons at the helm of Old Trafford on arrival in 2014, announced his intention to leave football on Dutch television.

Van Gaal's career has a trophy for the Champions League title in 1995 with the first Ajax club, as well as two crowns of La Liga with Barcelona, ​​a Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich, and two spells as manager of the Netherlands, who led the third place at the 2014 World Cup.

"I am now a pensioner. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a television expert," Van Gaal told the Dutch TV show VTBL.

"My wife, Truуes, gave up my job 22 years ago and followed me when I went abroad. I said I would give up as a coach when I turned 55, but instead I was 65 years old.

"She has the right to have a life with me outside of football, and I can say she is very happy. I think I could work as a technical director."

United was Van Gaal's last manager role and he was the coach who handed him to Red Star Marcus Rashford his debut as an 18-year-old.

Rashford paid tribute to his former boss, tweeting: "Thank you for opening the door and trusting me. Enjoy the retirement boss."

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