Manchester United players pay tribute to former boss Louis van Gaal

Loius Van Gaal has announced his retirement

Loius Van Gaal has announced his retirement

Asked about a role as a technical director, van Gaal said, "As a technical director you are not allowed to come to the training sessions or say something because according to the trainer, the board or the media it's not up to me".

Man Utd star Anthony Martial paid tribute to former manager Louis van Gaal on Twitter today (Pic: GETTY) Louis Van Gaal announced his retirement from football today (Pic: GETTY) Martial took to Twitter to pay tribute to his former manager (Pic: GETTY) "Thanks for everything coach! I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit", he told Dutch television about his decision.

Van Gaal had a reputation for bringing through young players, giving debuts to the likes of Marcus Rashford at United, Andres Iniesta at Barcelona and Edgar Davids at Ajax.

As well as domestic success with some of Europe's biggest clubs, Van Gaal also led Ajax to UEFA Cup glory in 1992 and won the Champions League in 1995.

My wife retired 22 years ago so that she could travel with me. I kept going to 65.

'She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football.

Van Gaal won the FA Cup with Manchester United
Van Gaal won the FA Cup with Manchester United

"I think I could have worked as a technical director".

He also won the Super Cup with Barcelona, along with two La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey, before collecting another Eredivisie with AZ and the German league-and-cup double with Bayern Munich.

Van Gaal managed the Netherlands national team twice and won bronze medal for them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup staged in Brazil.

The Dutchman, who hasn't coached since he was sacked by Manchester United in 2016, won trophies at every club he was at. "Enjoy retirement boss", he said.

Manchester United team-mate Anthony Martial said: "Thanks for everything coach! It was an honour to learn from you!"

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