Van Gaal Will Extend Contract Says Ex-United Boss

Manchester United legend and manager of 26 years Sir Alex Ferguson has said that current boss Louis van Gaal will extend his contract past 2017, when his three year tenure is due to end.

The Dutchman has recently seemed adamant on leaving the club in 2017 in order to retire, leaving assistant coach Ryan Giggs at the helm.

“Louis has said he will retire in 2017, but I’m not so sure,” he said.

“Once you get bitten by the bug at United it is very difficult to walk away.”

Sir Alex also revealed that he would still be managing the club if it wasn’t for the death of his Sister-in-Law, after which he felt he needed to spend more time with his wife of nearly 50 years.

Giggs has been working on his coaching badges whilst working alongside van Gaal, and Ferguson believes that when his time comes, the Welshman will slip seemlessly in to the role.

“I think Ryan has all the qualities to be a fantastic manager.

“I have heard it said that he will have to go to another club first because he doesn’t have enough experience.”

Ferguson then added that Giggs has gained experienced working with van Gaal, but also with David Moyes during his short stint at the club.

The ex-manager also revealed he had been helping Giggs to learn as a manager whilst he was still at the club.