Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has retired from football, with England striker Marcus Rashford among those to pay tribute.
The Dutchman, 67, handed an 18-year-old Rashford his professional debut for United in February 2016.
Van Gaal’s successful managerial career included a Champions League win with Ajax, as well as league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
“I am a pensioner now,” he told Dutch TV show VTBL on Monday.
“I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit.
“My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago and followed me when I went abroad. I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I was 65.
“She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football. I can say she is very happy. I think I could have worked as a technical director.”
During his first coaching job with Ajax, Van Gaal added three Eredivisie titles, the Uefa Cup, Uefa Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and a Dutch Cup to his Champions League success in 1995.