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Louis van Gaal

Dutch Footballer and Manager

Manages Liverpool FC Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal is a Dutch football manager formerly in charge of Ajax, Netherlands, Barcelona, AZ and Bayern Munich. Before his career as coach van Gaal played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ. Van Gaal is also a fully qualified gymnastics teacher, and has worked as such at high-schools during various stages of his career as a semi-professional football-player.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Louis van Gaal.


1951 Birth Born on August 8, 1951.


1986 34 Years Old Van Gaal later joined AZ, where he also became assistant coach in 1986. … Read More
1991 39 Years Old 1 More Event
When Beenhakker left in 1991, Van Gaal took over as manager.


1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1996 44 Years Old Ajax were also Champions League runners-up in 1996 after losing to Juventus on penalties. … Read More
1997 45 Years Old He moved to Barcelona in 1997, taking over from Bobby Robson and helped the team win two league championships (1997–98, 1998–99) and the Spanish Cup once. … Read More
2000 48 Years Old Van Gaal eventually left the Catalan side on 20 May 2000, uttering the immortal line: "Amigos de la prensa. … Read More


2002 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Congratulations.) He returned to the Netherlands to manage the Dutch national team in preparation for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Van Gaal also led AZ to a runners-up finish in the 2007 KNVB Cup. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After having won the Dutch championship with AZ in 2008–09, he was hired by Bayern Munich on 1 July 2009. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On 1 July 2009, Van Gaal took over as coach of Bayern Munich. … Read More
On 8 May 2010, FC Bayern were finally crowned champions of the Bundesliga following a 3–1 win at Hertha Berlin. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old On 7 March 2011, Bayern Munich declared that van Gaal's contract was to be cancelled after the end of the 2010–11 season, nevertheless he was sacked on 10 April 2011 after losing the third place in the Bundesliga.


2012 60 Years Old On 6 July 2012, Van Gaal was presented as the new Netherlands coach. "I am happy that the KNVB approached me," said Van Gaal, who will be assisted by former Dutch internationals Danny Blind and Patrick Kluivert, both part of his successful Ajax squad from 1995. "This is the challenge which I have been waiting for." … Read More
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