LOUIS VAN GAAL has introduced his retirement from soccer – virtually three years after being sacked by Manchester United.
The Dutchman had two seasons in cost at Outdated Trafford, however made manner two days after United gained the 2016 FA Cup.
Van Gaal, 67, led the Pink Devils to fourth and fifth-place finishes within the Premier League.
He has since been provided different jobs, together with the prospect to handle Feyenoord subsequent season, however has as a substitute opted to hold up his tracksuit.
Van Gaal informed Dutch TV present VTBL: “I’m a pensioner now. I’ve no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit.
“My spouse Truus gave up her job for me 22 years in the past, and adopted me once I went overseas.
“I informed her I’d give up as a coach once I turned 55, however as a substitute stored going till I used to be 65.
“She is entitled to have a life with me outdoors of soccer. I can say she could be very pleased.
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“I feel I might have labored as a technical director.
“However on this function you possibly can’t attend coaching or say something for concern it will not swimsuit the coach, administrators or media. I do not suppose I need a job like that.”
Amsterdam-born Van Gaal had two spells as Holland’s nationwide coach.
He additionally managed Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich earlier than changing David Moyes at United in 2014.
Van Gaal famously led his hometown staff to the Champions League in 1995 and his nation to a third-place end on the 2014 World Cup.
Various followers from his former golf equipment had been eager to want Van Gaal all one of the best in retirement.
A Manchester United supporter wrote: “Blissful retirement to Louis van Gaal. It didn’t work with us however beloved him. Can’t say the identical about Moyes or Mourinho.”
Whereas a Bayern Munich follower tweeted: “The person who made Bayern a high staff once more. Thanks Louis van Gaal.”
And one other Pink Satan commented: “Nothing however respect for Van Gaal.”