“I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit. My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago, and followed me when I went abroad.
“I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I was 65. She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football. I can say she is very happy.”
Those are the words of Louis van Gaal, who has seemingly confirmed his retirement from football management.
The 67 year old Dutchman has had a glittering career in management, most notably with Ajax. He won three Eredivisie titles, one Champions League and one UEFA Cup with the club, and that was only the beginning.
He also won the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar, won two La Ligas and one Copa del Rey with Barcelona, and also captured the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich.
To finish off he also guided the Netherlands to third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, before winning the FA Cup with Manchester United.
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