Date: 3rd September 2015 at 4:30pm
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

Name – Aloysius Paulus Maria ‘Louis` van Gaal

Date of Birth – 8th August 1951

Place of Birth – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Position – Midfielder

Height – 1.85m (6 ft 1 in)

Youth Career
RKSV de Meer

Senior Career
1972-1973 – Ajax
1973-1977 – Royal Antwerp
1977-1978 – Telstar
1978-1986 – Sparta Rotterdam
1986-1987 – AZ

Teams Managed
1986-1988 AZ (assistant manager)
1988-1991 – Ajax (assistant manager)
1991-1997 – Ajax
1997-2000 – Barcelona
2000-2002 – Netherlands
2002-2003 – Barcelona
2005-2009 – AZ
2009-2011 – Bayern Munich
2012-2014 – Netherlands
2014+ Manchester United

Interesting Facts

1 – Although well-known for his football skills and managerial prowess, van Gaal is also a fully qualified gymnastics teacher.

2 – When he was the manager of Ajax, van Gaal`s squad earned many trophies and victories, such as three Eredivisie titles, the UEFA cup and the Champions League.

3 – Van Gaal led the Netherlands national team to third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, before leaving to manage Manchester United.

4 – Van Gaal replaced David Moyes as the Manchester United manager on 19th May 2014, signing a contract lasting three years.

5 – Van Gaal`s first signings for Manchester United were defender Luke Shaw for £30 million and Ander Herrera for £29 million.