Van Gaal Interested In Becoming United Manager
Dutch national team manager Louis van Gaal has to the first time expressed his interest in becoming the Manchester United manager. He has become the firm favourite to take over from Ryan Giggs, who has been appointed on an interim basis. The experienced coach has seen success at various clubs in the past, but more importantly, he has managed top clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The lack of top-level experience was seen as one of the major reasons for the failure of David Moyes, who has sacked towards the end of the season.
The former Everton manager had failed to retain the title, but he had also overseen one of the most disappointing periods in Manchester United’s history. The arrival of van Gaal is expected to be confirmed by the club next week. United have been holding talks with the 62-year-old for the last few weeks, although they have denied such reports. It seems that the Dutch national team manager is only a few talks away from signing the contract. Van Gaal has already confirmed that he will not remain the Dutch national team boss after the World Cup 2014.
It is expected that the club will retain the likes of Phil Neville as part of the coaching staff even after the arrival of van Gaal.
“I would love the (United) job. For every coach who takes the job it’s a fantastic challenge. I hope I shall be the one but you’ll have to wait and see. There are more clubs interested. I have more options. It is a process we’re in and everybody has to wait patiently on my choice and that of the clubs. But United are the biggest club in the world,” said the manager. Neville, meanwhile, accepted that the season has simply not been good enough by United’s standards.