Rumour: Louis van Gaal to be appointed as Manchester United manager next week
Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly set to be announced as the new manager of Manchester United next week.
The Dutchman has been heavily linked with a switch to the Theatre of Dreams ever since David Moyes was sacked by the club in April.
A barrier to him instantly joining the club was the fact that he is currently the manager of Holland, and is set to lead them out to Brazil in 35 days time.
Reports circulated on Tuesday that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss would be unveiled as manager of the Red Devils this week, however, United are now set to wait until the season concludes before officially announcing van Gaal’s appointment.
Sky Sports reporter James Cooper said: “I think it’s a case of when not if, but that ‘when’ may be a little longer in the future than perhaps we imagined on Tuesday.
“Certainly the information throughout the day was that there might be an appointment today [Wednesday], which coincides with van Gaal taking charge of the Netherlands squad at a training camp this afternoon.
“The received information now is that Manchester United are very relaxed about the situation but we might not get an announcement rubber-stamping van Gaal’s appointment as Manchester United manager until perhaps as late as next week.
“He’s the man Manchester United want. They have sounded out other candidates but van Gaal is going to be Manchester United’s next manager.
“I think Manchester United, quite understandably, want to get this season out of the way. It’s been a disappointing season and next week they will unveil van Gaal as their new manager.”