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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Van Gaal would drop stars as quick as his trousers

Ger Gilroy

Published 30/04/2014 | 02:30

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Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal

I heard the story of Louis van Gaal and Luca Toni recently, and I know that I really want the former teacher to be the next manager of Manchester United.

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Well-known English author and journalist David Winner joined us on 'Off The Ball' last Saturday as the Van Gaal camp was leaking copious details to make it sound like a done deal that he was the next guy up at Old Trafford. He told us a hilarious story.

Toni, then Bayern Munich's big star, told Van Gaal he didn't have the b***s to drop him, to which Van Gaal dropped his trousers and proved Toni wrong.

The current manaager of the Dutch national team seems like the perfect man to face down the self-involved superstars destined to finish seventh this season. Rio, Rooney, Giggs, the jokes write themselves.

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