Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has outlined the basic difference between him and Louis van Gaal as managers.
Cruyff is one of the greatest footballers of all time and was hugely successful as a manger as well. The 67-year-old is one of the most influential figures in football history whose coaching philosophy made Ajax and Barcelona what they are today.
Van Gaal is also one of the greatest football mangers of all time and has achieved success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Cruyff, though, says that he and his compatriot have different styles of football management.
‘The difference is that he always organises a lot of things for people’, he told the Daily Mail. ‘And I always use the basic quality of people to achieve what I want to achieve.
‘That’s a different way of thinking. I always love that they do things. And when it goes wrong, well, try to correct it in one way or another. His way is more as a very good organiser’.
United fans will probably not mind Van Gaal’s style if they achieve success this season. Last campaign’s seventh-place finish was a disaster for the Manchester outfit, but under the Dutchman they will be confident of at least ending up in the top four, if not win the title.