Mourinho and van Gaal – that’s how we recall them

Today Jose has to replace the old friend van Gaal in Manchester United.

They are familiar nearly twenty years: Jose Mourinho worked as Louis van Gaal’s assistant in Barcelona. They at one of trainings on the season-1997/98 course here.

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Mourinho and van Gaal are in an informal situation – on a Catalan race circuit and in suits of the Renault team. Nearby – the goalkeeper Vitor Baia who has won then the Champions League with Porto.

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Van Gaal and Mourinho’s cooperation has ended in May of the 2000th, as Jose has begun his own career . He still bears respect to his senior colleague. When Mourinho was asked in spring about the invitation to MU, he only waved away: “Van Gaal is my friend, I worked with him several years. I am constantly connected with new places of work, and in summer I will get a job. But now I can say for sure: I have no contract with any club”.

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Now there are no obstacles any more: van Gaal is officially dismissed from MU.

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