The charismatic Dutchman has trailblazed a phenomenal legacy in coaching, first managing Ajax in 1991 before Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and United across a 25-year career at club level. He has won 20 trophies throughout his stellar run, including the Dutch Eredivise, La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
Van Gaal most recently lifted the 2016 FA Cup with United before being replaced at Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho. Whilst he garnered criticism for his play style at times, his infectious personality produced a memorable highlight reel of off-field moments during his tenure at the Red Devils’ helm.
Everyone at Express Sport wishes Louis and his family all the best during this difficult time.