Legend of world football Johann Cruyff has declared that Louis van Gaal’s new regime at Manchester United could take a significant amount of time to lead to success, and he is also unsure that it will work in the first place, as reported in an interview with The Guardian.
Cruyff has been heavily involved with Van Gaal during his career, with the world renowned Dutch star having blocked his appointment at Dutch footballing giants Ajax in 2011, when Cruyff was on the board of the Amsterdam club.
Van Gaal was also Cruyff’s understudy in the Ajax squad during the early 1970s, when Cruyff was regarded as one of the best footballers in the world. The current Manchester United manager was never given much hope of replacing Cruyff, which is understandable given Cruyff’s success. Cruyff went on to play for the likes of Barcelona, while Van Gaal appeared for Royal Antwerp and Sparta Rotterdam.
Regarding Van Gaal and whether he will be a success at Man Utd, Cruyff said: “We hope so because it would be good for Dutch football and other Dutch managers.
“But how it will go? You never know. It will take time.”