Thursday, 14 May 2009

Ex-Barça: Van Gaal to Bayern Munich

German club Bayern Munich has yesterday officially announced the appointment of former Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal (57) as their new manager.

Van Gaal has signed a two-year deal with Bayern Munich and leaves AZ Alkmaar after four years and after winning this season's Dutch league title.

Louis van Gaal joined Barcelona in the summer of 1997, arriving from Ajax Amsterdam and replacing Sir Bobby Robson. After three season he left the club but he returned in the summer of 2002. In January of the followng year, he was dismissed and replaced by Radomir Antic.

With Barcelona, Van Gaal won two Spanish leagues in 1998 and 1999, one Spanish cup in 1998 and one European super cup in 1997.

Read more:
Ex-Barça: Celades to New York Red Bulls
Ex-Barça: Neeskens to Holland B
Ex-Barça: Antic to Serbia


kamikaze kontiki said...

The Copa in 98 too.

Aussie Barca Fan said...

I have allot of respect for Van Gaal. He did allot for Barca and his influence should long be remembered. I wish him all the best :-)

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