Category “SPORT and LIFE”
Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal. It is sufficient to mention the final part of the name to recall the image of a determined athlete who, with the Ajax team, experienced the sport of football.
However, after fifteen years of football, van Gaal brought his determined attitude into coaching. This rule is emphasized by an attitude that may appear to be distant, but which instead is the only way to understand what playing on the football field means. In short, it means to live the role of the leader, which can win thanks to his charism and representing the individualities.
And it is not by chance that only a personality of this strength could find hospitality and be understood in English football, and in Ferguson’s Manchester.
He is pragmatic, he never gives up, and he is not linked to a game scheme, because he is focused on the quality of the individuals, exalting their value, but always keeping the team at the centre.
Twenty-eight years of life as a coach after fifteen years as a player, together with the list of awards and trophies, can be summed up in one word: "Immense" Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal.
Written by Giovanni Melani