Former Manchester United manager and current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal previously revealed details of his prostate cancer diagnosis during a live TV appearance
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Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal has confirmed the 25 radiation treatments he has received to treat his prostate cancer [their] Work”.
the previous Manchester United and Barcelona Chef shared details of his diagnosis during a live TV performance in early April. unites sent a message of supportwho wished the Dutchman “strength and courage”, similar congratulations followed from some others who have played under the well-travelled boss.
Van Gaal revealed he initially withheld the diagnosis from his players when he went to the hospital, saying he was “treated wonderfully” at hospital appointments but eventually felt the need to make his health situation public. The 70 year old who will give up his current post after the World Cuphas now confirmed the success of the multiple treatments he has undergone to defeat what he called a “particularly aggressive” form of prostate cancer.
“I’ve been through everything,” Van Gaal told ANP (via ESPN ). “I had 25 radiation treatments. Then I had to wait five or six months to see if it had done its job.
The update comes after he explained why he was initially keen on keeping his diagnosis a secret. “I think you don’t say it that way to the people you work with because it might affect their decisions and their resolve,” he said via Voetbal International.
Van Gaal is currently in his third tenure as coach of the Netherlands national team. He famously failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup but then led his country to the semi-finals of the 2014 tournament, losing to Argentina on penalties.
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He also brought the Oranje over the line in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, having taken over from Frank de Boer after Euro 2020. The Netherlands needed two late goals to get past Norway in their last game and sit just atop their group.
The Dutch have been drawn into the same group as hosts Qatar at the World Cup, which begins in November. They will also face Ecuador and Senegal, two nations they have never faced in a competitive match.
Van Gaal had predicted his team would face the hosts and later told NOS (via Soccer Orange ): “That was a guess, but it’s nice that the guess comes true. It’s a colorful draw.
“I haven’t been to Qatar and Senegal that much… I’ve never been to Ecuador,” he continued. “I don’t know these countries either, so I can’t say anything about them. Luckily we have very good scouts who have to analyze the opponents. So far they’ve done a fantastic job because we haven’t lost yet…”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/louis-van-gaal-cancer-treatment-26691242 Louis van Gaal reveals that 25 radiation treatments for prostate cancer have been successful