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'That's a stupid question...' and other occasions when Louis van Gaal lost his cool

They don’t call him ‘The Iron Tulip’ for nothing, you know.

AUTHORITARIAN, EGOTISTICAL and borderline arrogant are all characteristics we’ve heard used to describe Manchester United’s new manager.

In his 27-year managerial career, Louis van Gaal has lost his temper with his fair share of players, officials and journalists. Especially journalists.

Below, we take back at some of those occasions:

The 1995 Champions League final – His young Ajax side take on AC Milan in Vienna. Patrick Kluivert’s 85th-minute goal seals a 1-0 win for the Dutch giants but check out Van Gaal with a flying kick as he protests Marcel Desailly’s high boot on Jari Litmanen.

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Walking off live on air – Appearing on Dutch channel Sport 1′s Champions League coverage in 2009, he doesn’t take kindly to the presenter’s announcement that Williem Kieft and Marc van Hintum (and not Van Gaal) will be analysing next week’s games.

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“That’s a stupid question!” – When news broke that Van Gaal was set to become the new Man United boss, British journalists flocked to the Dutch national team’s training camp for a word. This a taste of what to expect in the coming months.

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The best of the rest – Here’s a compilation of various press conferences in which journalists were on the receiving end of his short fuse.

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Remember when Louis van Gaal’s Holland were stunned by a Roy Keane-inspired Ireland?

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