Sunday 18 March 2018

Van Gaal 'agrees deal to become new Man United manager'

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has agreed to become the new Manchester United manager, according to reports this morning but will not be announced until next week.

The Dutch manager has been the hot favourite since David Moyes was fired last month.

According to reports, van Gaal has ironed out any remaining stumbling blocks and will take charge directly after Holland's involvement in the World Cup ends.

Ryan Giggs is expected to stay on at the club in a coaching capacity.

The club have decided not to make an announcement until the Premier League season finishes after Sunday's final day round of fixtures.

Van Gaal is currently overseeing a pre-World Cup training camp with Holland. He is said to be keen to delay any United announcement as he doesn't want it to complicate his relationship with the Dutch FA or the players ahead of the World Cup.

He will not take over until July but is said to be taking an active role in identifying transfer targets with Man United Chief Executive Ed Woodward.

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