When Louis van Gaal arrived at Old Trafford in summer 2014 after guiding the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup, he was accompanied by the moniker ‘The Iron Tulip’.
But two years later, upon the announcement that he’s been relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager, the Dutchman will be remembered more for the comedic value he brought to the Premier League than any showing of no-nonsense steeliness.
Indeed, whilst LVG’s philosophy on the pitch was relentlessly accused of serial dullness by fans and pundits alike, its indisputable, whether intentional or not, that he always provided entertainment off of it.
From his musings on sex masochism to his adoration for ‘Mike Smalling’, LVG always had a knack of making us at Football FanCast laugh.
So with the 64-year-old almost certain to retire after being sacked by the Red Devils, we’re paying homage to his two-term United tenure with LVG’s eleven funniest moments that were fortunately caught on camera.