Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the treatment he had undergone for an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer had been successful.
The former Man United tactician has been suffering cancer silently and only opened up about his condition earlier in the month on Dutch television.
“I’ve been through everything. I had 25 radiation treatments. Then I had to wait five or six months to see if it had done its job. It did,” the Dutchman revealed to Dutch news agency ANP, as per Goal.
Louis van Gaal says his treatment for prostate cancer has been successful 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MWAoAYm240
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Van Gaal became Netherlands national team coach for the third time when he replaced Frank de Boer last year. Under his reign, Oranje is so far unbeaten, winning six and drawing three and they have also qualified for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal has revealed the treatment he’s had for prostate cancer has been successful 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Tym8fhszyg
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He will however step down after the World Cup with his place set to be taken by Ronald Koeman who had been confirmed last week for the role.