Louis Van Gaal, the current head coach of the Netherlands national team, has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Louis Van Gaal has been coaching football for 30 years and will be managing the Netherlands national team for the third time in 2022.
From 2014 to 2016, Louis Van Gaal was the manager of Manchester United. After their former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed he is battling cancer, Manchester United sent him a message of strength and courage.
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Despite publicly admitting that he has cancer, especially prostate cancer, Louis Van Gaal has not resigned as a coach. Van Gaal has claimed that he has had prostate cancer for some time but has kept it hidden from the Netherlands team and the media.
Louis Van Gaal made the revelation on Dutch Tv Humberto, he said “I had a pretty aggressive form, got irradiated 25 times”, and he also continued by saying “Then you have a lot of management to do in order to go through life. You don’t die from prostate cancer, at least not in 90 percent of the cases.”
He won the FA Cup during his two seasons with Manchester United, one of the few trophies won after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. Manchester United’s previous manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, received a kind remark on Twitter.
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“Everybody at Manchester United is fully behind our former manager, Louis van Gaal, in his battle against cancer. Sending you strength and courage, Louis.”
Van Gaal’s former club, Barcelona FC, sent him a heartfelt letter wishing him good health and the strength to persist. The page tweeted to him; “Our thoughts and prayers go out to former Barça manager Louis van Gaal, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Stay strong, Louis, and get well soon.”