Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is often regarded as one of the best managers in the business, and the 63-year old from Amsterdam has been rewarded for that, by being included in the ten-man shortlist for FIFA’s prestigious Coach of the Year Award.
Whilst the Dutchman has only been at United for a short time, its probably his exploits on an international stage that have seen him nominated, as he managed to guide a largely un-fancied Holland side to a third place finish – giving Spain a 5-1 hammering along the way.
We’ve seen a snippet as to what we can expect from Louis van Gaal, in terms of his brilliant press conferences and interviews, the ability to change tactics game-in game-out, and the faith he puts in his young players.
Whilst it’d be great for him to go on and win the award, his chances are very slim as he’ll go up against fellow Premier League managers Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, as well as the likes of Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone.
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