As expected, Louis Van Gaal has become the new manager of Manchester United, signing on for the next three years.

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van gaalaLouis Van Gaal will take over the reins at Manchester United following the end of his rein with the Dutch squad, at the conclusion of their World Cup campaign. Loyal Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to be his no. 2, while Frank Hoek comes in as Goalkeeping coach, and Marcel Bout joins as a scout.

Speaking after his appointment, Van Gaal said, “To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud,”

“This club has big ambitions; I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.”

It remains to be seen whether Van Gaal’s appointment means Robin van Persie will be given the captains armband, while a number of Dutch players have been linked to the club. Kevin Strootman, Bruno Martins Indi, and Arjen Robben are just three of the names rumoured to follow Van Gaal to Manchester United.

However according to De Telegraaf, Patrick Kluivert will not be going to Old Trafford after the former striker, and assistant to Van Gaal for Netherlands national team, rejected the opportunity to join the club.

Van Gaal has a large task in front of him, with the squad not qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since the 1995/96 season, or Europe altogether for the first time in 25 years.

As always, Van Gaal will be up to the challenge.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!