We already know that Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal is a self-described "party beast" who tells his players to "play a little with your women" when they get bored. We also know that he likes to tell the media how he "always wants to be spoiled" in bed and that his wife "does this very well." Now we can add a new item to the list -- showing his testicles to his team in order to prove a point.
According to Luca Toni, who went from Bayern's leading scorer before van Gaal arrived to a shunned member of the reserve team under the divisive Dutchman, this is what he did to prove that he was the top dog. From Soccernet:
"Van Gaal simply didn't want to work with me, he treats players like interchangeable objects," said Toni.
The Italian told German magazine Sport Bild about the time van Gaal proved to Bayern's superstars, including Dutchman Arjen Robben, Germany's Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger how he was man enough to drop any of his players.
"The coach wanted to make clear to us that he can drop any player, it was all the same to him because, as he said, he had the balls," said Toni.
"He demonstrated this literally (by dropping his trousers). I have never experienced anything like it, it was totally crazy. Luckily I didn't see a lot, because I wasn't in the front row."
Or, considering Luca Toni's habit of falling asleep during Bayern team get-togethers, maybe he didn't see because he wasn't awake. Either way, Luca got himself sold to Roma last January to escape van Gaal's dangling and exposed genitalia. Van Gaal, meanwhile, went on to win the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal, the DFB Supercup and finish runner-up in the Champions League.
Take note, aspiring managers. Indecent exposure gets results.
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- Luca Toni
- Bayern Munich
- Louis van Gaal