Man Utd expected to appoint Louis Van Gaal next weekby Jack Kitson / 07 May 2014, 15:47Tweet
Louis van Gaal is expected to be officially named as the new Manchester United manager next week. It is now virtually a given that the Dutchman will succeed David Moyes at Old Trafford - reflected in his odds of just 1/20 in the Next Man Utd Manager Market - but the appointment will reportedly not be confirmed until next Wednesday, at the very least.
Van Gaal is currently preparing for the rapidly approaching 2014 World Cup in his homeland at a Netherlands training camp in Hoenderloo. The 62-year-old is bidding to lead Oranje to World Cup glory for the first time in their history, before then stepping down in July and venturing off to England to take charge of the Red Devils, on a reported two-year deal.
United’s 3-1 victory over Hull on Tuesday means they still have a faint chance of finishing 6th in the table. Interim boss Ryan Giggs, who is likely to stay on in some capacity under Van Gaal, will be at the helm for the last time on Sunday when his troops travel to the south coast to play Southampton. If United beat the Saints and Tottenham lose at home to Aston Villa, then 6th spot will be theirs.