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Van Gaal does not see himself returning to coaching again

IANS  |  Amsterdam 

Former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has said he doesn't see himself coming back to coaching again, citing family reasons for his belief.

"I think I'll retire. I actually wanted to quit after World Cup," van Gaal said while receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Netherlands government on Monday, as quoted by ESPN.

"After Manchester United, I thought I would stop, but then I later changed it to a smart sabbatical -- but now I do not think I will return to coaching.

"I could go (to China), but I am still here. So much has happened in my family, you become a human being again with your nose pressed to the facts," the former FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said.

The 65-year-old spent two seasons at Manchester United after leading the Netherlands to a third-placed finish at the 2014 World Cup.

The Dutchman won the Champions League plus domestic league titles in Spain, Germany and Holland in a decorated career.

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First Published: Tue, January 17 2017. 14:38 IST
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