van Gaal deserved more respect says Daley Blind

wellsoccerDaley blind was sad to see his compatriot leave and had hoped that he could have stayed longer, adding that he believes that he deserved more respect. He was officially sacked on the 23rd of May and his post will be filled by Jose Mourinho for next season.

“I always worked well with him and would have been keen that the co-operation lasted longer,” Blind told reporters at the Netherlands’ training camp in Portugal.

Blind believes that Van Gaal was not treated fairly. Especiall during the last, extremely turbulent six of his tenure at Old Trafford.

“The manager of a top club in England is naturally under much more pressure, but over the last six months he has not been treated fairly. I think a manager like Louis van Gaal, who has achieved so much already, deserved more respect.

“Even though there was so much being written about him losing his job over the last months, he always looked to protect and shelter us. It is not easy for a coach if you are repeatedly being fired in the newspapers.”

Jose Mourinho as the incoming coach will also need to see his worth to the team:

“If it is true that Jose Mourinho is coming, then it is also a manager who has achieved much,” he said.

“I will have to show what I can do. Personally I can look back on a good season in which I played 57 matches plus a few internationals.”