Manchester United are reportedly close to making an announcement over David Moyes’ successor for the United managerial postion.
A number of top class names have done the rounds in the press, but after the majority had ruled themselves out of the running, Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal jumped to the front of the queue.
The 62-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has masses of experience at the top level, and if the press are to be believed, he could find himself at Old Trafford as early as next week.
Current interim boss Ryan Giggs would undoubtedly love to build on Man United’s 4-0 win over Norwich City and stake his claim for the vacancy. However, when asked for this thoughts on Van Gaal, the Welshman only had good words to say and hinted that he is right for the job.
“He’s got a brilliant reputation and is a successful manager in different countries. He’s taken Holland to the World Cup so, yes, he’s got a fantastic pedigree.” He told reporters, quoted by The Mirror.
So far in his managerial career, Van Gaal has won the Champions League with Ajax, two La Liga titles with Barcelona and recorded a domestic double at Bayern Munich.
With the Dutchman thought of highly across Europe, his arrival could help United in their pursuit for star players such as Bayern Munich duo Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller.