Louis van Gaal could take notes from Dave Joerger

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During Louis van Gaal’s rather rocky tenure as Manchester United manager, a consistent criticism of the Dutchman has been the lack of emotion he shows, regardless of the situation.

Van Gaal is often pictured looking stoic on the United bench when many would expect him to be on the touchline trying to rally his troops.


If United fans would like an example of a coach who really shows his emotions, they need to look no further than Dave Joerger, head coach of NBA outfit the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of their Western Conference playoff series, bringing an end to their season.

The Memphis outfit have had a bad run of injuries this season, and were missing point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol for the playoffs.

Joerger took the exit hard, but perhaps not in the way you would think. This is what a coach who is proud about a team he cares about looks like…

“This season’s been hard, really hard,” he said. “They could have quit. Could have not made the playoffs. And everyday they came out and fought like crazy.”

We can think of more than a few managers who wouldn’t end a press conferences looking like this…