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Van Gaal was in charge of Bayern for less than two years and led the Bavarian giants to Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles. The Dutchman also guided the German champions to the final of the Champions League in 2010.
However, the Dutchman’s time at the Allianz Arena was often rocky, and Rummenigge has now spoken of his ‘huge ego’.
‘As soon as he presented his autobiography in a snobby restaurant, I knew hard times were ahead’, Rummenigge told Germany's Spiegel magazine.
‘Louis van Gaal was not always easy-care. He wanted to 'Vangaalise' our club. He has a huge ego’.
‘He had a lot of confidence in me and I owe him for that’, he told Squawka.com. ‘Sometimes I would even ask myself why.
‘He trusted immensely in me and maybe that is why I always wanted to show him how good I was on the pitch. I believe that he is a great coach for any team’.
‘The fact that I'm at a club with such great history and which has had some of the greatest players in the world’, United’s official website quotes him as saying. ‘It’s a dream to play here and I hope we can achieve many great things together’.