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Bayern Munich announce that they appoint Louis Van Gaal the Dutch tactician as their new manager until 2011, after weeks of speculations the case closed and Bayern Munich get their man to replace Klinsmann. 1st of July he will start his German adventure.
Van Gaal coached Ajax 1991-97, then he move to Barcelona 1997-00, then Holland national team 2000-02, he return for his second spell with Barcelona 2002-03, finally spent from 2005 to 2009 with AZ Alkmaar. Louis Van Gaal is a loyal tactician of 4-3-3 formation sometimes convert it to 3-4-3 his time at Ajax prove to be big success as he won three Dutch Erdivisie, KNVP cup, Champions League, Uefa Cup, and Intercontinental cup. his Ajax was one of the greatest team in Europe and under his management a sensational young footballers generation emerged like: Seedorf, Davides, Van der Sar, Kluivert, and Doer twins.
Then his first spell with Barcelona won 2 La Liga and Copa del Rey, and Uefa Super Cup, his tenure highlighted with tense relationship with Rivaldo their disagreement was due Rivaldo refusal to play as left forward in 4-3-3 schema as the Brazilian star wants central role which led eventually to bench him im several occasions, he left Barcelona after crashing out of Champions League semi-final by Valencia (99-00 season) and lose the La Liga title for Deportivo for the first time in The Galician side history.
He took charge of Holland National time after Frank Rijkaard but his time with Holland was total failuer as the Oranje team miss the World Cup 2002 co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. His second spell with Barcelona 2002-03 started by canceling Rivaldo remaining contract as the two didn’t hide their hate-relationship, Van Gaal sacked mid of the season for bad results and replaced with Antic.
His time with AZ Alkmaar ended superably by winning the Dutch Erdivisie, and his contract with AZ Alkmaar ended before one year under his wish to move to the German giants Bayern Munich
Full Name:Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal
DOB: 8th August 1951
- Ajax (1991-97)
- Barcelona (1997-00)
- Holland (2000-02)
- Barcelona (2002-03)
- AZ Alkmaar (2005-09)
- Champions League: 1994-95 (with Ajax)
- Intercontinental Cup: 1995 (with Ajax)
- UEFA Cup: 1991-92 (with Ajax)
- UEFA Super Cup: 1995 (with Ajax), 1997-98 (with Barcelona)
- Dutch Eredivisie: 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 (with Ajax), 2008-09 (with AZ)
- KNVB Cup: 1992-93 (with Ajax)
- Spanish League: 1997-98, 1998-99 (with Barcelona)
- Copa del Rey: 1997-98 (with Barcelona)