Louis van Gaal fact file

Louis van Gaal will take charge of Manchester United as soon as his Holland side get knocked out of, or win the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. As soon as that happens, the 62-year old will begin working, directly alongside his new assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

For those who don’t know an awful lot about the Dutchman, we’ve compiled a little timeline of his footballing history to date:

  • Born in Amsterdam, 8th August, 1951.
  • Made 333 senior appearances as a player, for Antwerp, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ Alkmaar.
  • Retired as a player in 1987
  • Took his first managerial job in 1991 with Ajax, and guided them to three league titles in six seasons.
  • Won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995.
  • Won back-to-back league titles with Barcelona.
  • Leads AZ Alkmaar to their first league title in over twenty years.
  • Won a domestic double with Bayern Munich.
  • Has won the league with all four domestic teams managed (Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AZ Alkmaar).
  • Won twenty major honours to date.
  • Has managed his native Holland twice.
  • Confirmed as Manchester United manager on the 19th May, 2014.

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