Louis van Gaal is renowned for his airy and ambiguous talk of ‘philosophy’, which he rarely ever describes in clear and explicit terms.
A former PE teacher, Van Gaal is schooled in the very pedagogical approach to coaching common in Holland, and is very methodical when it comes to player preparation, both mentally and physically.
He introduced a new ideology at his press conference today, and tried in vain to explain what he calls the ‘unconcious/capable’ approach to team development.
‘Unconscious, capable’, but then your next step is ‘conscious, incapable’, and then it is ‘conscious, capable’, and it has to be ‘inconscious [sic], capable’.
You wot mate?