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Coach has right touch for the Dutch
Coach has right touch for the Dutch

Perhaps it was a joke. Or more mind games from a man who has become a master at them. Either way, Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal — better known as Louis to friends and family — caused quite a stir last spring when he said the only job he really wanted was to coach a team in the English Premier League. "Either that," he said "or I will retire to Portugal with my wife." Never mind that, at the time, Van Gaal was preparing the Dutch national team for the World Cup. Or that, at just 62, he was at the end of a six-year run that had seen him win league titles in Germany and Holland, reach the finals of the Champions League and qualify for the World Cup in...

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