Louis van Gaal is the current head coach of the Netherlands national football team and a former player from the Netherlands. He has managed Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United at the club level, as well as the Netherlands national team three times. Louis van Gaal was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on August 8, 1951 (age 71). He holds a Netherland Nationality and His Zodiac sign is Leo. He belongs to the white race.
Van Gaal, the youngest of nine siblings, was raised as a Catholic. His father, a salesman, died when Van Gaal was 11. At a Catholic youth group, Van Gaal met Fernanda Obbes. Three years later, they married and had two daughters, Brenda and Renate. Obbes died of liver and pancreatic cancer in 1994. Fans of Ajax's opponents ridiculed Van Gaal for her sickness.
Van Gaal married his current wife, Truus, in 2008, and they share a vacation home near Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal. Louis Gaal began his career as a player with RKSV de Meer, an amateur team in Amsterdam. He joined Ajax's second team at the age of 20, but he was never selected to play for the first team, which at the time featured midfielders like Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens. He went on loan to Royal Antwerp of the Belgian First Division, where he played for Guy Thys' team and finished second in the 1974 and 1975 Belgian top division.
Van Gaal broke his nose during his time with Antwerp during a friendly match against K.V. Kortrijk. He spent four years in Belgium before returning to his own country, where he made his Eredivisie debut with Telstar while playing under Mircea Petescu's management. Petescu later led Sparta Rotterdam. Later, he joined AZ, where in 1986 he also held the position of assistant coach. He briefly worked for AZ before returning to Ajax to work as Leo Beenhakker's assistant. In 1991, Van Gaal took over as manager after Beenhakker resigned.
Van Gaal had a highly productive run as Ajax's manager from 1991 until 1997. Three times under Van Gaal, in 1994, 1995 (notably finishing the full season undefeated in both the league and the Champions League), and 1996, Ajax won the Eredivisie. In addition, he helped Ajax win the Johan Cruyff Shield in 1993, 1994, and 1995 as well as the KNVB Cup in 1993.
Ajax won the UEFA Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 1995 after defeating Milan in the championship match. After the second victory, Real Zaragoza was defeated 5-1 overall in the 1995 UEFA Super Cup. Ajax won the Intercontinental Cup in late 1995 by defeating the Brazilian team Grêmio on penalties. After losing to Juventus on penalties in 1996, Ajax finished second in the Champions League. Van Gaal made a comeback from retirement on August 4, 2021, to lead the Netherlands national team for the third time. He succeeded Frank de Boer, who resigned from his job in June after the team's unsuccessful euro 2020 campaign. On September 1, 2021, Van Gaal's third tenure with the Netherlands national team began with a 1-1 draw against Norway. Louis Gaal is a Dutch football coach and former player with a net worth of $18.3 million. Louis gaal is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has 6,063+ followers on Instagram and 14.7K+ followers on Twitter.
CLICK HERE TO COMMENT
Leave a Reply