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Louis Van Gaal Denies He Is Retired

former Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, has denied he retired from management.

De Telegraaf reported on Monday that Van Gaal had retired at the age of 65, citing family issue.

The ex-Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax, Netherlands and United boss, however, has clarified his future, insisting he is only taking a break from management.

No, no no. I have not retired, Van Gaal told Cadena SER. I am just taking a sabbatical year and after that I will decide. There is a good chance that I will retire.


In the Netherlands the press writes what they want. I received a headline yesterday, but I said that I might retire, but this is not the time to say it, and for this reason I have taken a sabbatical year and then I will decide.

A return to LaLiga could be on the cards for Van Gaal after he turned down embattled outfit Valencia, who are searching for a new head coach following the resignation of Cesare Prandelli.

I received an offer from Valencia a month or so ago but I said no, said Van Gaal, who guided Barca to consecutive LaLiga titles from 1997-99.

Next year may be different. It will depend on how I feel.

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