Who Is Fernanda Obbes? Ex-wife Of Louis Van Gaal

by Manisha Tue Oct 04 2022 Updated On Tue Nov 22 2022
Who Is Fernanda Obbes? Ex-wife Of Louis Van Gaal

Fernanda Obbes is the ex-wife of Louis Van Gaal, who is a head coach of the national team Netherlands. 

They got married in 1973. The couple shares two kids together, Renate Van Gaal and Brenda van Gaal.

Fernando Lost Her Life At The Age Of 39

Louis never divorced his first wife, but he lost her due to illness. When Louis was at the peak of his career, his beloved wife got sick. 

He was managing Ajax at that time. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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The rival of Ajax mocked him for having a wife with cancer. They disrespected him and his sick wife. 

Despite all, he never showed his anger. He continued taking care of his wife privately. 

He did everything possible for his wife. But nothing worked for her. She lost her battle against cancer in 1994

In an interview, Louis revealed that the last time he cried was when his wife died in 1994

Did Louis Got Married Second Time?

Louis found his partner again many years later after he lost his first wife. He tied the knot to Truus Van Gaal in 2008. 

Fernanda Obbes's Ex-husband Louis Van Gaal with his present wife Truus van Gaal
Fernanda Obbes's Ex-husband Louis Van Gaal with his present wife Truus van Gaal. Source: Pinterest

He dated her for many years and finally proposed to her in 2007. They exchanged their wedding vows on his birthday. 

They got married secretly in the presence of their close circle and family. They have been living happily ever since.

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Louis is 71 years old. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He weighs around 95 kg.

Net worth

Louis's net worth is estimated to be $18.3 million. He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a former football player. 

He has added a massive amount to his net worth from his managerial career. 

Fernanda Obbes's Ex-husband Louis Van Gaal
Fernanda Obbes's Ex-husband Louis Van Gaal. Source: Pinterest

Louis Bashed FIFA's Decision To Organize World Cup 2022 in Qatar

In an interview, Louis openly said that he finds FIFA's decision to hold the World Cup tournament in Qatar a ridiculous decision. 

FIFA decided that the host country for the World Cup 2022 would be Qatar with the aim to develop football in a Middle Eastern country. 

Louis said how someone could develop football by organizing a tournament there. 

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He said that it was all bullshit. He added that FIFA's actual motto was money and commercial interest.

What Led To Louis's Downfall At Manchester United?

Louis was appointed as the coach of Manchester United in 2014. In 2016 he was sacked by the club. 

There are many reasons why he was sacked by the club. 

He refused to change the player's formation. He always ordered the team to play attacking. Fans were frustrated by his decision. 

During the pre-season training, Di Maria did not board the flight to join the club. 

Louis revealed in an interview that Maria was joining United, and they were expecting him the next day. 

But he was sold to PSG. When one of his players got a yellow card, instead of defending, he criticized his own player. 

He was not able to lead the club to the champion's league. 

Louis Won A Battle With Cancer

Louis was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has gone through 25 radiation treatments. 

All of the treatments have been successful. In an interview, he said that he doesn’t like talking about his illness. 

He added that he was in good shape and health, and he is all focused on managing and leading the national team to World Cup. 

He said that the team is very precious to him as he has not coached any teams like this before. 

He assured everyone that he is going to give his best as a manager.

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