Louis Van Gaal Manchester United
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has enjoyed a very successful managerial career, winning many accolades during his time in Holland, Spain and GermanyReuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that he will end his managerial career after his stint at Old Trafford comes to an end.

The 63-year-old Dutchman, who started his managerial career in 1991, taking charge of Dutch side Ajax, has enjoyed a successful career, winning numerous trophies and accolades during his spells in Holland, Spain and Germany.

However, van Gaal, who is contracted to Manchester United until 2017, says that he has decided that he will be retiring once he finishes his stint at Old Trafford.

"I am old. This is my last job. For sure," the former Netherlands head coach said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

The Dutchman says that he has taken this decision in order to spend more time with his family.

"I have to pay attention to my kids, my grandchildren but also to my wife. They deserve it," he added. "Now I cannot pay that attention. I was not at the birthday of my grandson for example. I don't like it. My wife wants me to quit now already! Five years ago!"

Van Gaal revealed his plans after retirement, saying that he wants to move to Portugal and enjoy a peaceful life.

"I have a paradise in Portugal. I want to quit to go there, play golf, eat fantastic food."

"There is the beach, the very beautiful weather. I don't want to travel. Everyone wants to touch my body in the airports; it is always peeping because I have an artificial hip. I am the only one who has been controlled every time when we fly. I don't like it. It's better to sit down in my – our – paradise."

However, Van Gaal insists that he is currently fully focused on United and helping them get back in the Champions League next season.

"We have to qualify for the Champions League and we have many tests next year," added the former Barcelona boss. "That also develops the level of your team, and of course how many players can come in to improve our selection."

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