Louis van Gaal has hinted that he has retired from coaching, saying family reasons had convinced him to call it a day.

Van Gaal has been out of work since his departure from Manchester United in May, but told De Telegraaf he had turned down offers from the Far East including one from China worth £44million over three seasons.

“I could go [to China], but I’m still here,” Van Gaal said. “So much has happened in my family.”

The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Netherlands and Ajax head coach had professed a desire to return to coaching when he was sacked by United with a year remaining on the contract but now seems to have called it a day at 65 years of age.

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