Firebrand football manager Louis van Gaal says he is “most likely done as a coach ” but would step back into the ring for one exception : a chance to get back at Manchester United .
“I most likely won’t coach any club again , ” Van Gaal , nicknamed the “Iron Tulip ”, told popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf .
“But if I do, it has to be a large English club, because I have unfinished business with Manchester United .”
The Red Devils unceremoniously sacked Van Gaal last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford despite winning the FA Cup – United ’s first major silverware since the retirement of legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
De Telegraaf said Van Gaal , in particular , expressed “rancour ” at United ’s top boss Ed Woodward .
This despite the fact that , the paper pointed out , that Woodward allowed Van Gaal “to spend 350 million euros to handpick his team , as well as a paying him a handsome salary and release fee ”.
Dutch media reports said earlier this year that Van Gaal had received several lucrative offers after leaving United , including a three – year , multi -million -euro contract in the Far East , most likely China .
Flamboyant and outspoken , Van Gaal said in mid -January that he was quitting, but changed his tune just two days later, saying instead that he was taking a year -long sabbatical .
“Then I will decide. It depends also on the offers I get ,” Van Gaal said at the time .