Manchester, Nov 19 (IANS) Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said in a light-hearted manner that he only delegates and earns a lot of money at the English football club.
The 64-year-old has several assistants who do the work for him at Old Trafford. The Dutchman said that unlike old times the coach does not have to do much work now.
“I’m from a time where (the coach) did everything. Now I’m the manager and I have a sports science department, I have a scouting department, I have a medical department, I have assistant managers, I have assistant coaches,” van Gaal was quoted as saying by The Telegraph on Wednesday.
“I don’t do anything – nothing! I delegate. I delegate, and I earn a lot of money!”
The Dutchman added that his idea is to educate players and not just to tell them how to improve their skill set.
“When you see my press conferences, I’m discussing my philosophy a lot. Sometimes, the media is not very proud of it. But, sometimes, they are crazy for it because I explain a lot. It takes always a little bit of time to transfer the message,” van Gaal said.
“I’m training in the brain – a lot of things in the brain – because football is not a sport of legs, it is a sport of brain, and tactics. All the players have to sustain that process and that’s not easy. Praise is better than to be negative, it is true. But, sometimes, I’m sorry, you have to be negative also.”