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Manchester United’s new coach buys into the ‘total person’ principle

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Robert Lentz

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in Leaders & Managers,People Management

Louis van Gaal has been named manager of the world's most famous soccer team, Manchester United, after the organization quickly fired the man it hired last year to lead the team into the future—this after a quarter century of glory under the revered coach Sir Alex Ferguson. Van Gaal is a believer in the "total person" approach to managing; he likes to monitor more aspects of a player's life than many may feel comfortable with. He is also known for brutal honesty with, and occasional attacks on, the press.

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