Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

Holland legend Johan Cruyff has stressed his differences with the country's current national team coach Louis van Gaal, who is set to be appointed the new Manchester United manager, arguing that his vision of football and Van Gaal's are completely at odds with one another.

Cruyff, who memorably created the 'Dream Team' at Barcelona in the early 1990s, winning four consecutive La Liga titles and the European Cup in 1992, does not see eye to eye with Van Gaal when it comes to going about building a team.

Van Gaal meanwhile, who himself managed Barcelona, felt continually criticised by Cruyff in the Catalan media during his time at the Camp Nou. And as the fued continued, Cruyff fought a bitter legal battle to ensure Van Gaal would not be appointed technical director at Ajax in 2011.

Matters have not improved since, with Cruyff telling Helden Magazine: "Believe me, there's a world of difference between Van Gaal's view of football and mine, there is no comparison.


"It starts in the building, you see it in the positions, but now I'm going into detail too much.

"Overall, I have a totally different view, but that's the only thing, really the only thing, that is going on between Van Gaal and me."

Van Gaal is due to be replaced as Holland coach following the World Cup by Guus Hiddink. He is expected to slot into the hot seat at Old Trafford, being confirmed as Manchester United manager next week.

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