Man United boss not looking to emulate Sir Alex or Arsenal manager

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he does not want to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by staying at a club for a long period of time, Mirror reports.

Van Gaal has two years remaining on his current Red Devils contract, but the Dutchman isn’t looking to extend his deal and plans to retire from management in 2017.

“I always want more,” he said. “I have set my aims always in advance.

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“It’s the same thing as what I’m doing now. I shall retire. I always do what I have said.

“I have always set my own aims and I think that I have set my last aim also.

“I set aims and I was very lucky that clubs or national teams want me.

“Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are other types I think.”

The 64-year-old has had a rather wandering career, managing in four countries and finding success in three.

He is looking for one last hurrah with Man United, and now has a great opportunity after guiding the club to the top of the Premier League for the first time since they were champions back in 2013.

However, United face Arsenal in what is their biggest match so far this season, and Van Gaal will be wary of a backlash.

Van Gaal managed AZ Alkmaar, Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and the Netherlands national team before taking over at Old Trafford.

 


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