Speaking at the LMA annual management conference, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hit back at former midfielder Paul Scholes while claiming that he revolutionized the way football was being managed in Europe.
Paul Scholes has been vocal in his criticism of Louis van Gaal as he believes that the Dutchman does not encourage a attacking footballa at Old Trafford. The former United midfielder went so far as to say that he wouldna t have enjoyed playing under a manager like Louis van Gaal.
I have won everything playing attacking football, says Van Gaal
Having earlier criticised Paul Scholes for not behaving like a a club legenda , Louis van Gaal took a dig at the Englishman as he recounted his days at Ajax. According to a report by The Telegraph, Van Gaal reminded his critics that he was forced to build a team from scratch at Ajax and yet managed to win a everythinga playing a very attacking footballa .
a We won everything with very attacking football. I dona t say it too much because otherwise Mr Scholes will be very angry!a
I am an innovator, I get paid a a lot of moneya to delegate work
Van Gaal took up the reins at Ajax in the year 1991 when he was only 40 years old. Having since then managed clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the Dutchman believes that he played an important role in innovating the role of the modern manager in the world of football. While reminding his audience that he was the first manager to use a notebook and video technology while managing his team, he also outlined his current role at Manchester United where he has to only delegate work to his assistants.
a Ia m from a time where you [the manager] did everything. Now Ia m the manager and I have a sports science department, I have a scouting department, I have a medical department, I have assistant managers, I have assistant coaches.
a I dona t do anything – nothing! I delegate. I delegate, and I earn a lot of money.a