Friday 15 December 2017

Ryan Giggs meets with Louis van Gaal in Holland

Ryan Giggs the Manchester United interim manager (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Ryan Giggs the Manchester United interim manager (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Gordon Tynan

Ryan Giggs, who took temporary charge of Manchester United for their final four matches of the season after David Moyes' sacking, flew out to the Netherlands today with the club's chief-executive Ed Woodward to meet with incoming manager Louis van Gaal, according to reports.

The heir apparent Van Gaal is currently at a training camp with his Netherlands side as they prepare for next month's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Ryan Giggs was spotted leaving the Hotel Oranje in Noordwijk, Holland, on Wednesday. it is believed he met Louis van Gaal there to discuss Giggs’s future at Manchester United ahead of the Dutchman's expected appointment as manager

Van Gaal is expected to take over at United after the finals has been completed, and all that remains now is for him to finalise his back-room staff, which is why Giggs has travelled to Holland for the meeting to see if he will be part of the Dutchman's plans.

It is expected that Giggs, who has played in a club-record 963 matches for the club, will be offered a role in the new coaching set-up.

But fellow Class of '92 member Phil Neville, plus goalkeeping coach Chris Woods, who arrived with Moyes last summer, will reportedly leave their United posts.

The meeting took place today as Van Gaal is on a day off from his duties with the national team. They face Ecuador in a friendly in Amsterdam on Saturday.

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