FILE - In this May 9, 2010 file picture FC Bayern Munich's coach Louis van Gaal, center, and his players celebrate their club's 22th win of the German soccer championship on the balcony of the city ... more 
FILE - In this May 9, 2010 file picture FC Bayern Munich's coach Louis van Gaal, center, and his players celebrate their club's 22th win of the German soccer championship on the balcony of the city hall in downtown Munich , Germany. Bayern Munich has fired coach Louis van Gaal with immediate effect, Kicker magazine and other German media reported Sunday April 10, 2011. Van Gaal was due to leave the club at the end of the season, one year early, but the Bayern board decided to fire the 59-year-old Dutchman with five games remaining, according to reports in online editions of Kicker and the Munich-based newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The decision came after Bayern dropped from third place following Saturday's 1-1 draw in Nuremberg. less 
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