Van Gaal hints at extended Manchester United stay

Date published: Tuesday 29th September 2015 4:47

Louis van Gaal: Wants a winter break

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has again hinted that he could extend his contract at Old Trafford – a decision which would not please his wife.

The Dutchman, 64, has always maintained that he will retire from management after his three-year contract expires in 2016/17, but in March he suggested he could “extend his contract”.

And Van Gaal has again hinted he could change his mind when the time comes – although he would be reluctant to break the promise he made to his wife that he would retire from the game after the conclusion of his United deal.

“Normally I shall leave after next year,” Van Gaal said. “But what is normal in our football world you never know.

“I promised my wife I would go to our paradise [in Portugal]. It will be very hard to deny her that promise.

“I was 57 when I went to Bayern Munich and then, by that time, I am 65 and say I stay a year longer (at Manchester United)?

“It shall be very hard for my wife.”

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