Man United Appoint Van Gaal’s Coaching Staff Member As New Head Scout

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Manchester United have appointed Marcel Bout as their new head of global scouting.

Marcel Bout joined Manchester United back in 2014, alongside his fellow compatriot Louis van Gaal. Upon joining, he occupied the position of Van Gaal’s opposition scout.

Following two years into his tenure as the Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal was abruptly sacked due to his failure to secure a top four spot in the Premier League table.

Along with the Dutchman, his managerial team – consisting of first-team coach Albert Stuivenberg, goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek, and performance analyst Max Reckers, and even his assistant manager Ryan Giggs – exited the Old Trafford club as well.

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But the one man from Louis’ coaching staff that remained at the club, was none other than Marcel Bout. The 53-year-old made the decision to stay at the club following a special request by United’s top officials to continue in his role.

A similar incident occurred back in 2011 as well, when Bout stay put in his job as the chief match analyst at German giants Bayern Munich, even after the sacking of Van Gaal.

Marcel Bout has a tremendous amount of experience under his belt, and has worked in various coaching and advisory roles at major football teams like Feyenoord, FC Volendam, AZ Alkmaar, SC Telstar, Bayern Munich, and the Netherlands national football team.

According to Dutch newspaper AD, Bout will now be responsible for finding both youth team as well as first team players for the Red Devils.

The backroom revolution at Manchester United under new boss Jose Mourinho continues…


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