Louis van Gaal has to sit on the toilet in some small English dressing rooms
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is an outspoken man, and he showed it yet again when he complained about the accommodation in some dressing rooms in English football. He said that they are so cramped that (yes, he did say this!) he has to ‘sit on the toilet’ while he’s in there.
When asked about what struck him in English football, he said, "I can say a positive thing and I can say a negative thing. Let’s start with the negative thing. The accommodation for the players to dress themselves, to change into their club shirts, are in most stadiums not so good."
"And also the place for the manager, a lot of times I am sitting on the toilet. But not on the toilet to make something, but because there is no other place. That was, for me, surprising."
When you actually think about it, United did have to play many Cup matches on the road this past season, including trips to MK Dons, Yeovil, Cambridge, and Preston, but Van Gaal stopped short of mentioning which grounds he faced those problems in.
He, however, went on to praise the attitude of supporters and fans in England, saying, "But the way football is lived here in the minds of the people is unbelievable, and it is what I expected. I think it’s fantastic to be here in England. They live football, football is living, and living is football. That is not so in Germany. In Spain a little bit more but here it’s unbelievable. It’s fantastic to see."