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Louis van Gaal: Dutch boss with prostate cancer
Speaking on Dutch TV show Humberto, the 70-year-old former Manchester United and Barcelona manager revealed his diagnosis but said he plans to continue in his role.

“In every period of my time as manager of the national team, I had to leave at night to go to the hospital without the players finding out until now. While thinking that I was in good health . But I’m not,” he said.

“You don’t die from prostate cancer, at least not in 90% of cases. It’s usually other underlying diseases that kill you. But I had a pretty aggressive form, I was treated 25 times. Then you have a lot of support to do to get through life.

“I got preferential treatment at the hospital. I was allowed in through the back door when I went for an appointment and was immediately pushed into another room. I was treated perfectly.”

For his third stint as Netherlands coach, Van Gaal guided his country to the World Cup in Qatar, where they will face hosts Senegal and Ecuador in the group stages later this year.
His management career spans almost four decades. Van Gaal won league titles with Barcelona, ​​Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar.
He spent two seasons at Manchester United, leading the club to an FA Cup triumph in 2016 before being sacked days later.

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