Louis van Gaal has called Manchester United executive
vice-chairman Ed Woodward an "evil genius" while revealing that
Daniel Levy left his house in the boot of a car.
The Dutchman won an FA Cup in his final match in charge of
Man Utd after leading them to fifth and fourth-place finishes in his two years
in charge between 2014-2016.
He had been sacked by the Man United chief and replaced by Jose
Mourinho, with a year left to run on his contract.
Speaking in June 2019, Van Gaal said that his successor was
appointed from a "commercially-driven perspective" as Woodward knows
nothing about football.
And now Van Gaal has called Woodward an "evil
genius" and points the finger at him for his dismissal from Old Trafford.
"I blame Ed Woodward, my CEO at Manchester United, much
more than Mourinho," Van Gaal told the Een-tweetje met Yves podcast.
"In my view, Woodward is the evil genius."
On talks with Tottenham before joining Man United, Van Gaal
added: "Daniel Levy went to my house here in Noordwijk and left in the
trunk because Jack van Gelder (a local journalist) was outside".
"It took a long time and he actually gave Manchester
United the opportunity to make an offer."
In a separate interview on his future, Van Gaal told Dutch
TV show VTBL: "I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical
director or a TV pundit.
"My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago and
followed me when I went abroad. I told her I would quit as a coach when I
turned 55 but instead kept going until I was 65.
"She is entitled to have a life with me outside of
football. I can say she is very happy. I think I could have worked as a
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