With Louis van Gaal now just three wins away from guiding the Netherlands to their first-ever World Cup title, former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes the Dutchman is the right appointment for the club.
Signing a three-year deal in May to replace the disappointing David Moyes, van Gaal is set to arrive at United after the tournament and, having already sealed the signatures of both Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera this summer, Yorke expects his tenure to be a success.
"I feel that van Gaal coming in there is the right choice, with the vast experience that he will bring to the football club," he said. "Wherever he’s gone he’s been very successful and I expect that to continue when he comes to Manchester United.
"Whether he’s there for the long-term, that’s another question, but undoubtedly he’s been very successful wherever he’s been and I’m sure he’ll continue that.
"We know that there are already six or seven players that they’re trying to buy," he added. "It’s that aggressiveness of Manchester United trying to splash the cash, and they need to. Last season was a bit of a disaster so I don’t think they can afford to be left behind.
"Not even qualifying for the Champions League or competing for the Premier League was a huge blow so to be able to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea they need to splash the cash, and that’s certainly what they’re trying to do."
Replacing Bert van Marwijk in the wake of Euro 2012, van Gaal is in his second spell as Netherlands manager, having previously been in charge for the side’s ill-fated 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, when they failed to even make it to Japan and South Korea.
The legendary coach is better known however for his Champions League-winning success with Ajax in 1995, as well for winning back-to-back La Liga titles with Barcelona in 1997-98 and 1998-99.
Joining up with his current national team captain Robin van Persie at Old Trafford, van Gaal has already named Ryan Giggs as his assistant, while the club has also been linked to several members of the Dutch squad to add to the signings of Shaw and Herrera.
With the Netherlands looking to make amends for falling at the final hurdle in South Africa four years ago, success this summer would certainly be a fantastic way for the 62-year-old to bow out, while no doubt fulfilling United fans with newfound optimism for the upcoming season.