Louis van Gaal
is expected to be officially unveiled as the head coach of Manchester United at the beginning of next week, according to various reports. The Dutchman is expected to
oversee a list of transfer targets before shifting his focus to the Netherlands’ World Cup preparations.
According to the Irish Independent
, the role of interim manager
, who was appointed to take over until the end of the season after the club fired David Moyes
last week, is yet to be resolved, with United EVP Ed
particularly keen to for the Welshman to be given some kind of coaching role. Van Gaal reportedly wants bring as many as five of his own coaching staff with him, including his
Netherlands assistant Patrick Kluivert
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail
claims that United striker Wayne Rooney
asked the club not to appoint van Gaal as United coach this summer, as the England international feels the Dutchman would be unwilling to name him as the club’s captain, and would perhaps favor
countryman Robin van Persie
in Rooney’s preferred central striking role.
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