It has been coming since the sacking of David Moyes for Manchester United, yet to be announced as the club await the end of the season before announcing that Louis van Gaal is to be the new manager on a three-year contract, and today the Dutch manager has stated that he ‘would love the job’.
Speaking with the BBC on Wednesday afternoon, Louis van Gaal said:
“I would love the job, I hope that I shall be the one. It’s the biggest club in the world and it’s a fantastic challenge.”
van Gaal, who is now 62-years-old, was speaking at the start of a World Cup training camp for the Netherlands, which he is the current manager of.
Previous leaks from the club last week hinted that the official announcement on the stock exchange and going public from Manchester United would be as soon as Wednesday, but today the press department stated that nothing would be done now until the end of the season, after interim manager Ryan Giggs has taken charge of his side away to Southampton on Sunday.
The Netherland couch added:
“You (the media) are thinking I’m the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that
“I have to focus on my job
“I am coach of the Dutch national team. I have waited a long time to be in a World Cup so that’s very important.
“This doesn’t affect me. I have always had offers. I know what the football world is and what it means.”
Louis Van Gaal will not be free to join Manchester United until after he has finished his duties with the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Hopefully the club will be able to announce that Louis van Gaal is Manchester United’s new manager on Monday morning, before the New York Stock Exchange opens at 2:30pm BTS.