Some say he is a madman, some say he’s a genius. He’s particularly known for his pants-dropping incident which happened because he had no words to express, “I have the balls to drop anyone from the team”.
Van Gaal knows about his influence and the importance of every individual in the team. He is a classic football man who cares about the process more than the result. He might come out in an interview and say, “In the end it’s all about the result”, but the players will be made sure about his unhappiness with the performance.
Van Gaal also managed lesser sides to unlikely success. Last summer, he was on the verge of entering the World Cup final with an unfancied Dutch team.
The 62-year-old manager has spent a season in England as the manager of Manchester United now, and his first season at the helm has been enough to show what one can expect from in in the future.
Here are some lesser known facts about him.