Van Gaal 'ripped the club to pieces' says last man to appoint him as club coach

Manchester United fans should heed a warning from 2011 - when a disruptive Louis Van Gaal was booted out of Bayern Munich.

Manchester United have sacked David Moyes and now the search for a successor to ‘the chosen one’ begins.

Many a name has already been mentioned but the early favourite to take the role is Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

Currently manager of the national team he is obviously a man with plenty of previous honours and successes across Europe - but personally I do not think he is the man for the job.

Because after the way his last club decided to remove him from his position I am surprised they are even considering him for the role.

Van Gaal took over at Bayern Munich in 2009 in quite similar circumstances to that now at United. He replaced caretaker manager Jupp Heynckes - who had been overseeing things after Jurgen Klinsmann had been sacked in April - sound familiar?

Originally things went well for Van Gaal. He won the Bundesliga in his first season, won the DFB-Pokal and also made the final of the Champions League - where he lost out to Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan.

But the following season was quite honestly a disaster. They finished the campaign completely empty handed.

They finished third in the Bundesliga, although were fourth when Van Gaal was sacked in April, went out of the DFB-Pokal at the semi-final stage to Schalke 04 and were knocked out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage.

This a Bayern team much the same as the one dominating Europe today.

But the final straw seemed to be Van Gaal’s apparent reluctance to sign Manuel Neuer - a player now considered the best goalkeeper in the world.

Upon his sacking in April 2011 then Bayern president Uli Hoeness stated:

"It all started getting messy when he [Van Gaal] dropped Hans-Jorg Butt and replaced him with Thomas Kraft. That brought insecurity into the defence and we could not hold out for much longer.

"Football should be enjoyable, but there has been nothing enjoyable about football at FC Bayern for a while now. And to say that he had the players behind him was a myth."

"The Manuel Neuer issue would never have escalated like it did and we would never have had any problems with the fans. Problems were created which were totally unnecessary and which have ripped the club to pieces. Louis Van Gaal should consider what he has done."

Just a word of warning for United fans…

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