- Title: Louis van Gaal retires from soccer
- Date: 17th January 2017
- Summary: VAN GAAL ARJEN ROBBEN AND RIBERY CELEBRATING, BLOWING KISSES TO CROWDS BAYERN TEAM CELEBRATING
- Embargoed: 31st January 2017 07:34
- Keywords: Louis van Gaal Netherlands Manchester United Bayern Munich Ajax
- Location: VARIOUS
- City: VARIOUS
- Country: Netherlands
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0055ZGWSHR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Louis van Gaal announced on Monday (January 16) that he was retiring from soccer management after a 26-year career.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has not worked since he left Manchester United shortly after winning the FA Cup last May.
Van Gaal also managed the Netherlands national team, Ajax Amsterdam and AZ Alkmaar during his career.
The 65-year-old made the announcement after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Dutch government for his contribution to the sport.
As a player and coach, Van Gaal was involved in soccer for 45 years.
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