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Two new faces for Van Gaal’s staff

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Louis van Gaal will take charge of two new faces in his coaching team when the stars return to the Säbener Strasse for pre-season training on 21 June. Van Gaal’s fellow-countrymen Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout are to join Bayern for the 2010-11 campaign, the club announced on Tuesday.

Both are fully familiar with the 58-year-old boss. Goalkeeping coach Hoek (pictured, left) worked for Van Gaal at Amsterdam giants Ajax, Catalan outfit Barcelona and the Netherlands national team. “Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world,” Hoek commented ahead of taking up his new role in Munich. The 53-year-old’s last job was as Poland national goalkeeping coach.