‘Evil Genius Woodward Was The Man Behind My Sacking’ – Louis Van Gaal Revealed
Van Gaal was forced out of Man United despite winning the FA Cup back in 2016 and blames Woodward for it, MySportDab reports.
Louis van Gaal blames Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward for his departure from the club in 2016.
He described him as “the evil genius” behind his sacking.
The Dutch head coach replaced David Moyes at Old Trafford in 2014 however lasted just two years in the job despite winning the FA Cup.
After guiding United to fourth place in the Premier League in his first season, Van Gaal saw his side slip down to fifth the following season.
He failed to persuade the club that he could turn their fortunes around before he was sacked.
Jose Mourinho was named as Van Gaal’s successor just days after he was once sacked and the Dutchman has stressed that he blames Woodward.
“I blame Ed Woodward, my CEO at Manchester United, much more than Mourinho.
Van Gaal informed the Een-tweetje met Yves podcast. “In my view, Woodward is the evil genius.”
Prior to joining United, Van Gaal additionally held talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
He clearly desired to keep his discussions with the coach a secret as he tried to leave in the boot of a car.
“Daniel Levy went to my house here in Noordwijk and left in the trunk, because Jack van Gelder a local journalist was outside”.
“It took a long time and he actually gave Manchester United the opportunity to make an offer.”
Since leaving the Red Devils, Van Gaal has resisted the urge to return to management and officially announced his retirement in early 2019.
“I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit.
“My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago and followed me when I went abroad.
I informed her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, however instead saved going till I was 65.
“She is entitled to have a life with me outdoor of football and i can say she is very happy.
I think I could have labored as a technical director.”
Juan Mata recently revealed Van Gaal could be a scary man to play for however stressed he was additionally very nice and even quite emotional at times.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper coach Eric Steele stated Van Gaal was behind David de Gea wanting to leave the club for Real Madrid.