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Reports: Van Gaal to be Named Man United Coach

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 Ryan Giggs, 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 Woodward 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 has 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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