New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he wants to win the Premier league title in his first season at the club. This comes as an ambitious statement from the Dutchman, who has won league titles in each and every one of his previous clubs. Van Gaal has managed with the likes of Ajax, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich in his previous managerial jobs with club teams. He was already one of the favourite to replace Alex Ferguson when the Scot announced his retirement in 2005. Now, he has been the club’s first choice after they parted company with David Moyes.
However, he has been out of work in club football for the last three years after taking over the Dutch national team job. His last league title was back in the 2009-10 season when he won the German league title with Bayern Munich. Only three managers have won the Premier league title in their first season and two of them come from Chelsea. Van Gaal have recalled has been able to achieve success at his previous clubs and he thinks that he could repeat the same with United. No team has managed to win the Premier league after finishing seventh in the previous season.
“I would be proud if it works right away. Spain saw me succeed in my first year and in Germany as well. In England, it must also be possible. But there can only be one champion. I’ve haven’t talked to them [the club] about money, only over the players that I would like to have and those that may leave. I’ve never been one to bother about transfer sums. That, the club can negotiate. I just want to know what is possible and what is not,” said the Dutch boss, who will step down after the World Cup.