Louis van Gaal, the former Manchester United coach, has revealed that his treatment for severe prostate cancer was successful.

Louis van Gaal, the Holland coach, has stated that his treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer was successful.

On a Dutch television broadcast earlier this month, the 70-year-old former Manchester United and Barcelona manager announced his diagnosis.

Van Gaal, who is in his third tenure as Holland coach, will take the team to the World Cup in Qatar later this year before handing over to Ronald Koeman.

Van Gaal told the Dutch news agency ANP, “I’ve gone through everything.”

‘I had 25 rounds of radiation.’ Then I had to wait another five or six months to see if it worked. ‘It worked.’

The Dutch head coach earlier acknowledged the diagnosis when promoting his new film, LOUIS, on the Dutch television show Humberto, adding that he had kept the sickness a secret from his players for a long time.

‘During each phase of my time as national team manager, I had to leave in the middle of the night to go to the hospital without the players knowing till now, while thinking I was well, but… I am not,’ he claimed.

‘I believe you don’t say things like that to people you work with because it might impact their decisions and decisiveness.’

As a result, I assumed they shouldn’t know.’

Van Gaal claimed that he was suffering from a ‘very serious form’ of cancer, but that he was keeping positive and paying gratitude to the hospital workers who had treated him.

‘Prostate cancer does not kill you, at least not in 90% of the cases.’ Other underlying disorders are usually the ones that kill you.

‘However, I had a really aggressive form and had been irradiated 25 times.’ Then you’ll have to manage a lot of things in order to get through life.

‘In the hospital, I did receive special treatment.’ When I went to an appointment, I was let in through the back door and immediately ushered into another room.

‘I’ve been treated exceptionally well. Of course, you’ll tell your friends and family about it. The fact that nothing has come out yet also speaks to my surroundings. That’s fantastic.’

After Van Gaal stands down after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Ronald Koeman has stated that he will take over as Holland’s national head coach.

On January 1, 2023, Koeman will return to international management after being fired by Barcelona in October 2021 after witnessing the club’s worst start to a season since the 1987-88 season.

His contract with the national team will last through the European Championships in 2024 and the World Cup in 2026.

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