Monday March 14 2011
Van Gaal commits to exit

Louis Van Gaal insists he'll still leave Bayern Munich even if he beats Inter and goes on to win the Champions League.

The Coach and the club have agreed to go their separate ways in the summer, a year before his contract was due to expire.

There were some who believed a u-turn could be on the cards if Bayern won the European Cup, but Van Gaal has rejected that notion.

"Nothing would change," he stated ahead of Tuesday's return against Internazionale.

"If we win the Champions League then I have done my job well. The fans will be happy, the club will be happy and Bayern can move on with their next Coach.

"We have decided to split because we have a different philosophy. We don't want to go through it all again.

"I think Bayern are a super club, possibly the best organised in the world. It is the kind of environment where a Coach wants to work.''

Bayern won the first leg 1-0 at San Siro and thrashed Hamburg 6-0 at the weekend, but the Dutchman is concerned that disposing of Inter on Tuesday will be problematic.

"I think the Inter match is more difficult now than before this decision," continued the tactician.

"That's because I am a relationship Coach, the players have a social and emotional relationship with me and my staff. These emotional ties are now under greater pressure.

"A professional must always be focused on the game, but it is not always easy. Everything has an influence on a player and their daily form."