Rabat - Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal cleared up any comparison between former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson and himself.
Rabat – Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal cleared up any comparison between former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson and himself.
The former Ajax coach said he cannot be put in the same category as other long-serving club managers, such as Ferguson who remained with United for 27 years (1986-2013).
“They are different. I always want more and I set my objectives”, said the Dutchman who stressed he always takes his own decisions.
Van Gaal claimed he chose a more dynamic career because he likes to be challenged and being with one team too long is not his style.
“I was eight years with Ajax, six of those as coach, and that was too much.”
He went on to add, “I was young and I wanted more. I took on that challenge, it’s something that depends on your character”.
Speaking about his alleged upcoming retirement, Van Gaal said he is satisfied and content with his coaching career and having been invited to manage the clubs he wanted.
“…I was very lucky that clubs or national teams wanted me.( )…I wanted to coach the Dutch national team, I was invited, then to coach abroad, I was invited”, he added.
According to Sport.es, the Red Devils boss will put down his manager badge and retire at the completion of his current contract at Old Trafford in 2017.
The former Barcelona coach said in a previous statement that he promised his wife time off and a long vacation and Mrs. Van Gaal could be getting her promise. Van Gaal has been reportedly training his assistant manager Ryan Giggs to become his replacement.
Previous to managing Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal has managed Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona, the Dutch national team, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich.