Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Van Gaal is difficult, says Man City’s Soriano

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Friday 02 May 2014

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has described potential Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as ‘difficult’ and suggested he doesn’t treat people in the right way, ESPN has reported.

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal is expected to be named as the full-time replacement for David Moyes, who was sacked late last month. Ryan Giggs is interim control but with van Gaal due to step down from his post as Netherlands Coach after the World Cup, Old Trafford is said to be his next stop.

The 62-year-old has previously led Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, among others, and Soriano came across van Gaal in his time at Camp Nou. The Dutchman made a lasting and not altogether positive impression on the City man. “If you treat your people badly, they remember,” Soriano said.

“One day you make an error and they kill you. I've seen this in many clubs. Louis van Gaal has been a very good coach in many clubs but his style is very difficult. The same thing happened to him in Barcelona as in Bayern Munich.

“He is very tough, people don't like him, but he wins. And one day you don't win - and when you don't win, everybody that is angry with you will come back to you and try to kill you. In the movies this works, in real life it doesn't.”

Soriano’s comments are from it before it became clear van Gaal was a leading contender for the United job and came as part of a presentation on how to filter out candidates when appointing a new manager.

City last summer appointed Manuel Pellegrini to replace Roberto Mancini, with Soriano said to have been the one overseeing the process of hiring the former Malaga and Real Madrid boss.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Man Utd v Sunderland

Related Articles


Chelsea’s Gary Cahill targeting the Champions League next season


Everton manager Roberto Martinez won’t risk Pienaar


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


Manchester United’s Phil Jones ready to return to the first-team


Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere targeting the title next season


Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop


Man Utd to offer Valdes and cash for Lloris to replace De Gea





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News