Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LVG I DON'T WANT TO FINISH A FAILURE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 SPoRt ; Reds' Chief Admits He Fears the Axe

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LVG I DON'T WANT TO FINISH A FAILURE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 SPoRt ; Reds' Chief Admits He Fears the Axe

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LOUIS van Gaal is being driven by his desire not to end his managerial career on a low.

The 64-year-old, who has been coaching for 24 years, doesn't want his reputation damaged by his stint at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman, who has won titles in Holland, Spain and Germany, is under pressure after United were dumped out of the Champions League and have gone five Premier League games without a win.

He said: "I don't want to finish my career with the club sacking me. That would be a great disappointment for me to say goodbye to the football world by being fired.

"My honour is much more pressure for me than the pressure of the media and the fans."

Van Gaal has said the United job will be his last in the game and is still set to retire when his Old Trafford contract ends in 2017.

But he insists he has been in trickier positions. …

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