Man United manager Louis van Gaal has a “huge ego” and is difficult to work with says Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge…
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been called high-maintenance and accused of having a massive ego by Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, reports BT Sport.
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Van Gaal worked under Rummenigge in 2009 as Bayern Munich manager, winning the double with the Bundesliga club and just narrowly missing out on the Champions League trophy.
He was sacked in his second season with the German giants trailing domestically; sat fourth in the Bundesliga and already out of the DFB Cup.
The relationship between manager and chairman was a strenuous one according to Rummenigge, and in particular referenced the Dutchman’s ego as a problem.
“Louis van Gaal was not always easy-care. He wanted to ‘Vangaalise’ our club. He has a huge ego,” he said.
He did however speak very highly of current boss Pep Guardiola, claiming the former Barcelona man was a far better fit for the Bundesliga champions.
“Pep’s a genius,” he continued.
“He’s made Bayern a bit more professional.
“He’s got high expectations, but he also respects the culture of this club. He has many ideas, sometimes unusual ones, but never crazy.”
Guardiola has already won the Bundesliga as well as the DFB Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup, and his capture of Borussia Dortmund duo Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze have proved fantastic additions for the club.