It’s his way. Or no way.
Simply put, Louis van Gaal doesn't suffer fools gladly - and as Manchester United’s star-studded squad is about to find out, no-one’s immune!
The Dutchman’s appointment as manager on Monday truly marks the end of the glorious Alex Ferguson era. Never again will we see that kind of longevity or continuity. Ferguson had ruled Britain's biggest club with a rod of iron from 1986 to 2013, winning everything in sight including 13 English Premier League titles and two European Champions League crowns.
And yet success didn't come instantly. It took the former Aberdeen boss just under four years to win his first piece of silverware - the 1990 English FA Cup, when United needed a replay in the final to beat Crystal Palace. Then it was a further three years before a first league title came along, as the start of the Premier League era heralded the start of two decades of success.
Football's a very different game now, though. It demands instant success - especially when you're the biggest brand there is.
David Moyes got just nine months. He'd been Fergie's hand-picked choice, so in that sense the great Scot's dynasty lived on, but with the former Everton manager now gone United fans finally have closure. It's estimated the ill-fated Moyes reign cost the club around $85 million, with the vast majority of that due to failure to qualify for next season's highly lucrative Champions League.
With the passing of the Ferguson era I feel there has to now be this clean break, given that the Moyes experiment went so badly wrong.
And that also extends down to those of the much-vaunted "Class of '92" still involved with the club - though with one exception: Ryan Giggs.
Van Gaal is too smart to clear the decks completely. And he won't. It's vital he keeps United's most decorated player around at close quarters. Giggs will be his assistant and be groomed to take over when he steps down. As former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel so aptly put it, the current Netherlands manager needs Giggs to become his "cultural assistant."
For the 62-year-old Van Gaal, though, the United job is the ultimate way to finish his career. One last dream opportunity in the English Premier League has come his way and he’ll be determined to go out in style before his own retirement.
He will be desperate to maintain that fantastic streak of winning a league title with every club he’s ever coached: AZ Alkmaar, Ajax, Barcelona (where he won two titles in three seasons) and Bayern Munich. A championship success with United would mean one in four different countries.
Van Gaal's lone Champions League success came back in 1995 with his young, talented Ajax side and I'm quite sure he'll feel a coach of his standing should have won it more often. Indeed, his only other European triumph came in the UEFA Cup three years earlier.
That Champions League final nearly two decades ago showed Van Gaal is never shy to give youth a chance. Provided they're good enough of course! On that famous night in Vienna a batch of homegrown Dutch talent helped overpower mighty Milan.
A teenage Patrick Kluivert was the match-winner on that occasion and, as Henry Winter of Britain's Daily Telegraph told me: "Van Gaal has such self- belief he happily bloods new players. That '95 Ajax team was full of them, marching to his beat and obeying his commands."
Winter also cites a Ferguson-style attention to detail when it comes to dealing with his young proteges, remembering not just their birthdays but also those of their parents and girlfriends too.
At Barcelona, Van Gaal had a huge impact on the likes of Xavi and Carlos Puyol, giving the pair their debuts, and he promoted their fellow future World Cup winner Andres Iniesta to the first team while the midfielder was still a teen.
It's the Van Gaal philosophy, and it extended to his time at Bayern Munich later in his career. Just ask Thomas Muller, who at the age of 20 was joint top goalscorer at the 2010 World Cup, or David Alaba - a senior Austria international since the age of 17.
On a personal note, I can't wait for his press conferences. In terms of entertainment alone he's sure to give even Jose Mourinho a run for his money, and his comments last week about giving British reporters a few mumbled words that they turned into 60 full pages was vintage LVG.
Germany-based football writer Mark Lovell has witnessed him first-hand in full flow facing the world's media during his 2009-11 Bayern reign. Lovell says the Dutch and the German press pack didn't always see eye to eye with him, but Van Gaal was always "honest and forthright - unusually so in the modern game" when it came to assessing team performances.
In my book, the uber-confident Dutchman is a perfect fit for United the club, business and brand.
After a season of woeful under-achievement at Old Trafford, I have no doubt "King Louis" will bring his version of Total Football back to the 20-time champions of England.
But his loyal subjects better brace themselves, because the new United manager is not so much the Chosen One (as Moyes was dubbed).
As far as he's concerned, at least, he's the Only One!
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