Imminent new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has big plans for the Old Trafford club.
In fact he’s reportedly thinking so far ahead that he’s got the next three-years of his Manchester United vision already mapped out.
As Old Trafford officials work away on transfers he’s apparently told the club he wants, the Dutchman has seemingly been working on United plans as he prepares the Netherlands for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
“During those meetings, Van Gaal has proposed in great detail his plans for the club. He has laid out his targets for the next three years, his tactical vision, his view on nurturing youngsters from the academy and his opinion on the current make-up of the squad,” reads a report on Goal.com.
It may seem a little arrogant on van Gaal’s part considering he’s not even officially the boss at Old Trafford yet but it’s an encouraging sign for supporters who have just had to endure a difficult season.
The make up of the three-year plans is difficult to gauge because van Gaal won’t talk about his vision for the side until he takes up the role as manager after the tournament in Brazil this summer.
The first-year of the plan will most likely relate to getting key transfer targets to the club and ensuring that United break into the Premier League’s top four again next season.
United are a club that needs to be playing Champions League football because of the scale and size of the commercial deals the club has all over the world.
The second-year of his vision could relate to winning the Premier League title and re-establishing some dominance at the top of English football.
United were so far off the pace last season that there have been plenty voicing their concerns over the club’s potential to compete next season against the likes of City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
The third-year of the vision could be aimed at winning more than one trophy, a double or maybe even a treble.
That may seem like a bit of a dream at the moment but van Gaal’s career has been based around success and that’s success that United have got very used to.
Next season was always going to be about repairing the machine, making it respectable and far more fearsome than was the case under David Moyes. However, as with every LvG related report at the moment, much depends on him being officially named as the next boss.