In this picture taken Feb. 11, 2011 Bayern head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands looks on during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Bayern Munich in ... more 
In this picture taken Feb. 11, 2011 Bayern head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands looks on during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Bayern Munich in Mainz, 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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Associated Press | Photo By Frank Augstein
Sun, Apr 10, 2011 5:32 AM EDT