The Dutch manager looks set to take over from David Moyes.
Manchester United sacked David Moyes on Tuesday as the former Everton manager failed in his push to be ‘the chosen one’ in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Ryan Giggs is currently in temporary charge - but in the long-term it has been the name Louis Van Gaal which has gathered pace as the early front-runner.
And now it is reported the deal is DONE.
Reputable Dutch source De Telegraaf report this morning that Louis Van Gaal has reached an agreement to be the new Manchester United manager after the World Cup in Brazil - where he will be guiding the Dutch national team.
The report suggests:
Louis van Gaal will go to Manchester United. The coach of the Dutch team did last night reached an agreement with the English club. Van Gaal (62) negotiated the last few days in the Portuguese Algarve, where he has a nice villa with Ed Woodward, one of the Glazer brothers and a lawyer on a multi-million contract.
It goes on to state that Van Gaal, who has won silverware with Barcelona, Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and most recently with Bayern Munich, is set to receive a £100 million transfer kitty so he can revitalise the side.
His appointment is likely to come as good news to many - who felt he was the right man for the job after the dismissal of Moyes.
However he left his last job at Bayern in acrimonious fashion and United fans will be hoping, if these early reports turn out to be factual, that Van Gaal will have a more long term strategy in place at Old Trafford when he takes over.
However, Manchester United have reportedly moved to reject such a notion - with one spokesperson telling Goal.com:
"There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it."