Originally posted by robbie carrobie
Before Van Gaal came to Munich they were getting rogered 4-0 from teams like Barcelona, he has done great with them. So he knows hes da best, so what, if the president thinks he can manage better than Van Gaal then he should take the job or shut his big mouth! Do you think for one moment that Fergie, would stand any interference from the directors? ...[text shortened]... sition in a football club is that of manager as soon as persons recognise that fact, the better.
Van Gaal thinks
he's the best. Well, he's good, but he's no panacea, and has some glaring weak points. The most important difference between someone like Ferguson and Van Gaal is that the former has been at the same club for decades and has been succesful all that time, whereas Van Gaal typically enters a club with a problem, gets spectacular results in the first season or two, and then either leaves in a row or tanks badly in season three. Or both.
Van Gaal is a great drill-master, but if you want to continue to coach a team that is already succesful, you need more than that. For starters, you need not only to instill fear and work ethic into your players. He's good at those, and it works very well when you have a team on the wane, which has some real talent which isn't being used. If you want consistent
results, on the other hand, you also need to make your players respect, trust, and even like you. Ferguson is clearly great at that. So, despite his obvious faults (unpleasantly physical, and bo-ring!), is Van Marwijk. Van Gaal is desperately lacking in this department.
Van Gaal da man! You might be lucky and he'll get the national coaching job in the Netherlands,
What, again? Grief, I hope not. Last time he tried that he failed miserably, and we didn't even qualify for the - I forget which, but it was either the Euro or World Championships. Left with his tail between his legs. For, AFAAnyoneCT, much the same reasons as I pointed out above: the national players simply didn't respect him enough, and as a result, there was little unity in the team.