A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United…
The 62-year-old is the hot favourite to take over permanently from ousted former boss David Moyes, but so far United have waited to announce a successor.
Van Gaal is quoted as saying, “I think I have to concentrate on the World Cup because I am coach of the Dutch team.”
In other news, the Telegraph reports that United are coming under increasing pressure to sign a new £600m deal with kit suppliers prior to the World Cup.
Their deal with Nike expires in 2015 and reports claim they have held talks with the likes of Adidas and Puma in recent weeks.
With suggestions they could agree a deal worth up to £65million-a-year, it seems their struggles on the pitch have not affected their negotiating power off it.
The defender’s deal expires this summer, and while a new one-year contract has been touted, it will surely depend on the new permanent man in charge.
Turkish side’s Besiktas and Galatasarary and MLS side LA Galaxy are said to be among the clubs interested in the former England international should he leave United but wish to play on.