Reportedly the top target for Manchester United in their search for a new manager, the latest report suggests there is no deal yet in place.
Louis van Gaal continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United, and yet the latest report from Holland claims no deal has yet been agreed.
That goes against previous claims that the Dutch national coach had agreed a three-year deal to replace David Moyes.
Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reports that van Gaal resumed his work with Holland after a short break as he continues the preparations for this summer’s World Cup.
“We are waiting for further development from Manchester United for van Gaal,” the story goes on.
“There is definitely no deal between the parties.”
The latest claims from England are that while apparent talks with van Gaal went well, United are still considering a number of options as they seek to make arguably the biggest managerial appointment in their history.
Considering the swiftness with which United have fallen from grace, the Old Trafford hierarchy simply cannot afford to get this wrong; so few would blame them for thinking long and hard before committing to a new man.
But in van Gaal, they would be employing one of the very best coaches out there, and one who would not entertain failure at a club that has grown used to the exact opposite of that.