Man United boss Louis van Gaal embarrassed by award nomination

Louis van Gaal says that his nomination for the Fifa Coach of the year award is 'unbelievable'

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Louis van Gaal has admitted his surprised at being nominated for the Fifa Coach of the year award.

The former Netherlands head coach is on the shortlist for the prestigious prize, despite his Manchester United team having only won four Premier League games under his guidance this season.

“When you see the results of Manchester United it is unbelievable that I’m on the Coach of the year shortlist,” Van Gaal told MUTV.

The Dutchman also said that he feels that the Ballon d’Or award should go to a German player after their World Cup triumph in the summer.

“I think that it will be Ronaldo or Messi, but I want to say that you have to win something and the best thing to win of course is the World Cup,” Van Gaal said.

“I hope that it shall be a German player [that wins the Ballon d’Or] because they deserve it.

“Also, in Germany, the level of the matches in the Bundesliga is very high, so I think that it should be a German player.”

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