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Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United coach reveals he has prostate cancer | World news

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has announced he has prostate cancer.

The 70-year-old, who is currently the head coach of the Dutch national team, made the appearance on Sunday in a TV program in the Netherlands called Humberto, while promoting a new documentary about his life.

Van Gaal said he had not told his players about his illness, adding: “They see me blushing on my cheeks and thinking: ‘what a healthy (person is that’. That is obviously not the case.”

“I’ve had a lot of illnesses, including my own wife. That’s just part of life.

“(I) as a human being have probably become richer through all those experiences. I thought that should be the case in the film as well.”

In August 2021, van Gaal took the lead over the Netherlands for the third time in his illustrious managerial career, having previously led to a third place finish at the 2014 World Cup.

He replaced Frank de Boer after the Dutch team was knocked out in the last 16 of Euro 2020 and van Gaal will lead his country to the World Cup matches in Qatar in November 2022.

His team has been drawn in Group A, alongside Ecuador, Senegal and Qatar.

Before returning to international management, van Gaal was in charge at Manchester United between 2014 and 2016, winning the FA Cup before being replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United posted a message of support on their Twitter feed saying: “Everyone at Manchester United is fully behind our former manager, Louis van Gaal, in his fight against cancer. Send your strength and courage, Louis.”

He had previously won league titles with Ajax, which he also led to the glory of the Champions League in 1995, Barcelona, ​​AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich.



Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United coach reveals he has prostate cancer | World news

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