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Louis van Gaal will start as a trainer of Telstar for one game next season.

The former top trainer is committed to a good cause at the Keuken Kampioen Division club.

The news means that 69-year-old Van Gaal will return as a trainer once.

He retired as manager of Manchester United in 2016, although he never completely ruled out a return.

Telstar organizes a lottery, in which participants have a chance to sit on the couch as an assistant to Van Gaal.

The proceeds go to supporter facilities of the club and the foundations Dare to Dream and Spieren voor Spieren.

It is not yet known when Van Gaal will sit on the Telstar bench.

It is clear that Andries Jonker, Telstar's coach, will make way for the former top trainer in the selected match.


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Louis van Gaal will be on the bench for one time next season as a trainer and you can be his assistant!



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For the app users: tap the above tweet for the playful video with which Telstar announced the arrival of Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal played briefly for Telstar

For Van Gaal, his one-time coaching job means a return to Telstar, the club for which he played 26 official games in the 1970s.

He left for Sparta Rotterdam after one season.

As a trainer, the native of Amsterdam was very successful.

In addition to Manchester United, he also had Ajax, FC Barcelona, ​​AZ, Bayern Munich and the Dutch national team under his wing and won many prizes.

Van Gaal experienced his most successful period in the nineties at Ajax, with which he conquered the Champions League and became champion three times.

He also won at least one league title with Barcelona, ​​AZ and Bayern.

In August last year, a return as national coach of Orange seemed close when statements by Van Gaal were interpreted as an open application, but he later denied that intention.

Overview: Van Gaal's coaching career

Van Gaal was appointed to Ajax in the autumn of 1991 as the successor to the departed Leo Beenhakker.

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In 1992, Van Gaal led the team from Amsterdam to the overall victory in the UEFA Cup.

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Three years later, Ajax even seized the Champions League.

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After a mediocre 1996/1997 season, Van Gaal said goodbye to Ajax.

FC Barcelona made him an offer.


Van Gaal won the national title with the Catalans in 1998 and 1999. © Hollandse Hoogte

Van Gaal resigned in May 2000 after Barcelona missed all the top prizes.


In mid-2000, the Amsterdammer was appointed national coach of Orange.

After the Netherlands failed in the preliminary round, Van Gaal surrendered his contract.


Van Gaal returned to FC Barcelona six months later.

His return was not a success: in January 2003, the Dutchman was fired.


After a period as technical director at Ajax, Van Gaal picked up his old business again at AZ in 2005.


In 2007 AZ narrowly missed the title.

A defeat in the last round against Excelsior killed the Alkmaarders.


Two seasons later, AZ was still able to celebrate.

Mainly thanks to El Hamdaoui and Dembélé, the club crowned itself champion.


Bayern Munich was the next stop in Van Gaal's coaching career in the summer of 2009.


In 2010, Van Gaal guided the German top club to the national title, cup and (lost) Champions League final.


Even before the end of his second season in Bavaria, Van Gaal had to finish.


After unsuccessfully trying to become general manager of Ajax, Van Gaal returned as national coach of Orange in 2012.


Orange easily qualified for the World Cup.


At the World Cup, Orange finished very creditably third.

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Van Gaal went to United after the World Cup, where he met the target in his first season.

After that it went less.

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In May 2016, Van Gaal won the FA Cup with Manchester United, his only major trophy at the club.