The Dutchman looks ready to take up his first job in England.
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal is said to be extremely keen to succeed the recently sacked David Moyes as Manchester United manager, according to Goal.
The Dutchman is the bookies’ favourite to be the next United boss having openly admitted he would like to manage in the Premier League and will be leaving his current post after the 2014 World Cup.
Van Gaal is said to have already held talks with the Red Devils hierarchy and has moved ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp in the running.
Moyes was sacked by the English champions following a 2-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday in what capped off a disappointing campaign to date.
Ryan Giggs will serve as interim for the remaining four matches of the season before the search for the Scot’s successor begins in earnest in the summer.
Van Gaal certainly has an impressive CV and would not be daunted by the challenge of the task at Old Trafford having won league titles with Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past.
The 62-year-old is a hugely decorated figure in the dugout and unlike Moyes has plenty of experience in winning major trophies – with four Eredivisie titles, two La Liga titles, one Bundesliga title, the Champions League, two UEFA Super Cups and the Copa del Rey to name a few.
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