Once again, Louis van Gaal will take over a team, after he announced his retirement in 2019 and will do so with SC Telstar for a single match.
Louis van Gaal He is set to return as manager for the first time since leaving Manchester United in 2016 to take over for SC Telstar in the Dutch second division.
However, Van Gaal will only be in charge of the team for just one match next season, and Telstar will offer fans the opportunity to be his assistant.
“Is a reality!” Telstar announced Wednesday. “Van Gaal will be back in training next season for just one league game, and you can be his assistant!
“ANDWe are preparing a draw for a chance to sit next to the Champions League winner on the bench at the BUKO Stadion. The money raised will go to the Spieren voor Spieren Foundation. “
Telstar finished 13th in the second tier of the Dutch football pyramid last season. They were coached by Andries Jonker, who previously worked as an assistant to Van Gaal in Barcelona and Bayern Munich before taking on a role at Arsenal’s academy.
Van Gaal, 69, spent a season at Telstar as a player in 1977-78 before embarking on a successful coaching career.
His first job as a coach was with Ajax, where he won the Champions League in 1995, and went on to manage Barça, AZ, Bayern, United and the Netherlands National Team on two occasions.
Leaving United in 2016, after replacing José Mourinho, Van Gaal announced that he would be taking a year off from soccer. Three years later, in 2019, he announced his retirement from all soccer-related activities.
“I am retired,” he told the Dutch television program VTBL. “I do not have the ambition to be a manager or a television analyst. My wife Truus quit her job for me 22 years ago and followed me when I went abroad. I told him that I would leave the coaching position when I turned 55, but instead I continued until I was 65. “