League champion in three countries. Domestic cup champion in three countries. Europa League and UEFA Champions League winner. Previously named World Manager of the Year.
Louis van Gaal‘s CV is littered with trophies, titles, awards, accolades and personal achievements. He’s won pretty much all there is to win in the respective leagues he has been a trainer-coach in and is a modern day pioneer in football.
Paul Scholes coined the phrase when he dubbed the Dutchman as a ‘Mad Genius’ who would bring the fear factor back to Old Trafford: “From what I’ve seen already he looks a bit mad to me. Like a mad genius,” Scholes said.
“There’s no doubt these players need to perform this year or they won’t be there for very long.”
From a religious philosophical loyalty to his own style of play and his unnerving stares at journalists who ask stupid questions, let’s just hope he’s the genius who can lead United back to where they belong at the top of the table.