Louis van Gaal has managed different sides and is satisfied with his nomadic style of career
Having managed seven different sides in different countries, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is happy with the nomadic nature of his career.
Ahead of Manchester United visit to the Emirate Stadium on Sunday, October 4 to face Arsenal in an English Premier League clash, Van Gaal is happy he did not take the route of his opposite number, Arsene Wenger by managing one club for a very long time.
Wenger has spent 19 years in charge of Arsenal while Sir Alex Ferguson spent more than 26 years at Old Trafford before retiring.
The longest Van Gaal has spent at a club was sour years at Ajax for four at six years and four at AZ Alkmaar before short stints with Barcelona, Dutch national team, and Bayern Munich.
However, Van Gaal is happy with his career choices, insisting that he is a different breed to those managers.
“Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are other types I think,” Van Gaal said in a press conference ahead of his side’s visit to Arsenal.
“I always want more and I have set my aims always in advance. It's the same as I'm doing now – I shall retire.
“I have always set my own aims and I think I have set my last aim.
“I was eight years at Ajax, six as manager of the first-team, and that was a very long time for the position of trainer coach. I was young and I wanted more. I took that challenge. It's also dependable on your character. What do you want?
“I have set aims and I was very lucky that clubs or national teams wanted me.
“I always said in advance that I wanted to coach the Dutch national team, I was invited, then to coach abroad, I was invited, to go back to the Netherlands or Germany, and I was invited. I have always taken my own decisions.”
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