Louis Van Gaal is in charge and there is no doubt about that! After the disastrous short reign of David Moyes which was blighted by mixed messages and showings of insecurity, Manchester United finally have their man.
Louis Van Gaal is box office and his press conferences make very compelling viewing. He always gives his press conferences and interviews like he has been talking to the same person all the time; He constantly reminds of what he said before. He also has a refreshingly honest style and gives a lot to the press, while also seeming not to say enough.. Transfers are one particular area that he always says in Headmaster, or angry father tone, “ I do not discuss that with you, I discuss that with my CEO!”.
His style is very different to one of his great predecessors, Sir Alex Ferguson. However, they have the same feeling of authority and aura. Dare I say, LVG seems to have a little bit more that he gives ! He has a little bit of ‘ je ne sais quoi’. Contrary to how he was portrayed before his arrival, I do see arrogance in the man, but not bad arrogance! I see a man with a lot of confidence. After all he is Louis Van Gaal !- a decorated coach who has won big titles with big clubs, in different countries.
There is no doubt that he will win the trophies at Manutd even in his first season! He gives so much reassurance and impossible not to respect. What is interesting is that Sir Alex used to almost demand respect and that was clear in his press conferences and interviews, but with LVG, its just his force of personality. It is just his manner and attitude which can be intimidating and enforces control, without actually vocalising it. Louis Van Gaal- Welcome to Manchester!