Former Blues manager expects challenging season for van Gaal.
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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that Louis van Gaal has a tricky job on his hands at new club Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Dutchman replaced David Moyes in charge of United this summer, after the Scot failed disastrously in replacing the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson last season, taking the team that finished first in 2012/13 all the way down to seventh in 2013/14.
Van Gaal looks a more suitable candidate for the job, and although he has been backed by Real Madrid head coach Ancelotti, who was a title winner in his first season with Chelsea back in 2009/10, the Italian also feels there is plenty of work to be done at Old Trafford after Ferguson’s retirement.
“He is a very good and very experienced manager, he has fantastic experience and he will do a fantastic job at United,” he said. “He is a manager who has nothing to learn.
“After Sir Alex Ferguson, it was more difficult for United, but they now have to rebuild a team.
“They have signed good players, but building a team is not easy and the Premier League is a very competitive league.
“It will not be easy to win in the first year, because there are many competitive teams who want to win.”
Ancelotti had reportedly been one of the candidates to take the United job earlier this summer, before the Red Devils decided on van Gaal.