Louis van Gaal: Sir Alex Ferguson congratulated me
Louis van Gaal reveals Sir Alex Ferguson phoned him to offer his congratulations after his appointment as Manchester United boss
Louis van Gaal has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson phoned him to offer his congratulations after he was appointed as Manchester United manager.
The 62-year-old was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday and said that he has a good relationship with the former Red Devils manager.
We know each other very well. I shall drink coffee and wine with him
Louis van Gaal
“Sir Alex called to congratulate me and we have spoken about getting a coffee or to eat with each other,” Van Gaal said.
“We were always invited to Uefa forums and we would always have a glass of wine. We know each other very well. I shall drink coffee and wine with him – maybe the best wine I can imagine.
“Sir Alex also had a strong philosophy, and it was always affirming that because he won a lot of titles. I hope I can do that.”