Louis van Gaal Quotes

Who is Louis van Gaal?

Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal is a Dutch former soccer player and coach. He is known for his terrible English since he often literally translates his thoughts from Dutch to English. This left us with some great funny quotes.

Born August 8, 1951
Age 71 years old

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Best 60 Quotes by Louis van Gaal – Page 1 of 2

“A player needs to focus on one thing to be successful, while a coach is thinking about the whole process.”

“A player you can buy in 24 hours, believe me. That's not a problem.”

“A system depends on the players you have.”

“A World Cup is always special because it is the highest podium on which you can show your abilities as an individual player or coach, and as a team.”

“Am I the one who is so smart, or are you so stupid?”

“As coaches, we have to give a lot of information. Too much, I think.”

“Every coach wants to train Manchester United; it's one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

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“Every human being is special because they all have identities.”

“Every player gets his time, no matter who you are.”

“Everybody thinks I am a narcissist. I am actually the opposite of that.”

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it's yours that's so stupid!”

“Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die.”

“Having coached Ajax, Barcelona, the Netherlands, FC Bayern, and Manchester United like I did, it is difficult for any offer to be interesting.”

“I am a coach who always thinks in the long term.”

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“I am amazed when people say I am single-minded.”

“I am not a dictator; I am a communicator.”

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“I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak. Just as I wanted to outdo everyone when I played, I had to outdo everyone when we were out on the town.”

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“I am proud people still like me. That is what is most important in life.”

“I am who I am: confident, arrogant, dominant, honest, hard-working and innovative.”

“I choose democratic leadership, but in the end I decide.”

“I don't think my players are robots. They are humans and make errors.”

“I have a philosophy. I was convinced of it, and by winning trophies in four countries, I proved the philosophy worked.”

“I have learned that you can only move forward together through trust, not through conflict.”

“I hope that all the people who work with me remember me as a human being.”

“I speak English my way, but people understand it. You can understand everything I say, and that's the most important thing.”

“I think the team is always better than the individual player.”

“I'm not easy going. But surely I'm not going to change my personality because others want me to?”

“I'm not the kind of coach who just goes out and buys players for the sake of it. I'm a coach who wants to – and can – improve players.”

“I've signed a contract with the Dutch national team until 2006. So I can win the World Cup not once but twice.”

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“If certain players do not carry out their tasks properly on the pitch then their colleagues will suffer.

“If I were God, I would win everything. But I am not God.”

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“I don't mind people hating me, because it pushes me.”

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