coach of the year

coach of the year

Van Gaal and Van Persie are honoured at Dutch awards bash

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Van Gaal and Van Persie are honoured at Dutch awards bash Louis van Gaal has been named coach of the year in Holland after leading his country to the semi-finals of last summer's World Cup in Brazil.The Manchester United boss, who left his job with the national side to take over at Old Trafford, picked up his award at the Dutch Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday night.Van Gaal masterminded Holland's run to the last four in South America where they were defeated by Argentina on penalties. They then beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to secure third place.The 63-year-old, who was previously Holland boss between 2000 and 2002, moved to the Premier League for the first time in July with Guus Hiddink taking over the Oranje.The ex-Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss was not the only United employee to come away with an award as Robin van Persie was also honoured.The striker earned the Dutch sports moment of the year gong for his brilliant, looped header in Holland's 5-1 thrashing of Spain in their opening World Cup group game.