Former Manchester United and Holland coach, Louis van Gaal, has announced he is retiring from coaching, despite an offer to manage a club in Asia, where he would have earned £44million in three seasons.
The 65-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by United last May, days after leading the Red Devils to the FA Cup trophy.
Van Gaal initially said he would continue to work for two years, but told Dutch newspaper, Telegraaf, that “events in his family” have made him change his mind.
“I could go there, but I’m still here,” Van Gaal said on Monday.
“So much has happened in my family.”
Van Gaal also managed Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland in a coaching career that began in 1991.
The report also revealed that one of his daughters lost her husband last month and that has influenced his decision.
“I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be a sabbatical, but now I do not think I will return to coaching,” he added.