Louis van Gaal confirms managing Manchester United will be his last job
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his stint with the Red Devils will be the last of his managerial career in football. The Dutchman also insisted he wants to leave Old Trafford on a winning note.
Van Gaal took over United last summer following the sacking of David Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson after the great Scot retired in 2013 following 26 successful years at the club.
Van Gaal told The Telegraph, “I am old. This is my last job. For sure.
“I have to pay attention to my kids, my grandchildren but also to my wife. They deserve it. Now I cannot pay that attention. I was not at the birthday of my grandson, for example. I don't like it.”
Van Gaal has endured a rocky start in England and suggested the team is still developing.
He said, “We have to qualify for the Champions League and we have many tests next year. That also develops the level of your team, and, of course, how many players can come in to improve our selection.”
Rooney and Carrick have amazing capacity for strategy: Van Gaal
The Dutch coach also believes that he has already identified two future managers in his squad. He said, “Wayne Rooney is very open to learn. It's amazing. I don't know if he speaks with his wife Coleen about football, I don't think so.
“But we have the process of talking here. Most of my players of my selection are open and that's very nice.
“Michael Carrick is more or less a trainer/coach. He is also willing to talk about shapes and systems.
“That's nice. Rooney also. Not every player is very open and then you have to convince him, and then you get a struggle. It works or it doesn't work. Give them time. Also, give me time to do it.
“I am the most flexible manager you can imagine. When the players are coming with good arguments, I change my opinion.” ?