Ex-Man Utd manager Van Gaal reveals ‘lengthy’ Liverpool talks

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Louis van Gaal has revealed he held ‘lengthy talks’ with Liverpool to become their new manager in 2012.

The Dutchman ended up joining Manchester United in 2014, spending two years at the club before being replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Van Gaal told FourFourTwo: “Yes, their managing director [Ian Ayre] came over to Portugal where I have a house, and we held lengthy talks – he even stayed on to have dinner.

“After he left, though, I never actually heard anything again. I don’t imagine he would have come out to Portugal if they weren’t serious about it, but later I heard I was apparently too arrogant or something. I don’t know.”

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