- Title: Louis van Gaal retires from soccer
- Date: 17th January 2017
- Summary: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - MAY 25, 1995) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) AJAX FANS LINE CANAL BANK AS TEAM CELEBRATE WINNING EUROPEAN CUP BARGE GOES UNDER BRIDGE FANS EDWIN VAN DER SAR WITH CUP VARIOUS OF AJAX PLAYERS CELEBRATING VAN GAAL WAVING TO CROWD PLAYERS WITH CUP FANS ATHENS, GREECE (FILE - APRIL 16, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VAN GAAL AT AJAX TRAINING SESSION PLAYERS TRAINING VAN GAAL PLAYERS TRAINING AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - AUGUST 31, 2000) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VAN GAAL AND DUTCH STRIKER PATRICK KLUIVERT WALKING ONTO PITCH VAN GAAL AT DUTCH TRAINING SESSION CHIGWELL, EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 14, 2001) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VAN GAAL AND AND EDGAR DAVIDS WALKING TO TOTTENHAM TRAINING GROUND VAN GAAL AND DAVIDS WALKING PAST GATE MUNICH, GERMANY (FILE - NOVEMBER 22, 2010) (REUTERS) VAN GAAL AT BAYERN TRAINING WIDE OF TRAINING FRANK RIBERY AT TRAINING, PAN TO MARIO GOMEZ BAYERN FORWARD THOMAS MUELLER TRAINING VAN GAAL GIVING TEAM TALK MUNICH, GERMANY (FILE - MAY 9, 2010) (REUTERS) BAYERN MUNICH FANS GATHERED ON THE CITY'S MARIENPLATZ TO CELEBRATE BAYERN WINNING GERMAN LEAGUE VARIOUS OF BAYERN FANS WAVING FLAGS FORWARD MIROSLAV KLOSE (LEFT) CHEERING WITH MIDFIELDER HAMIT ALTINTOP FANS FLAGS MIDFIELDER BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER WITH BUNDESLIGA TROPHY
- 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: LVA0025ZGWSHR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
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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