Louis van Gaal “would love to manage Manchester United”
Dutchman set to become the new Red Devils manager at the end of the Premier League season
May 8th, 2014
Louis van Gaal has been favourite to replace David Moyes ever since the Scot was sacked and it appears that Manchester United will confirm his appointment as soon as the domestic season has finished.
The Dutchman has declared an interest in the vacant position from the word go, despite being the current manager of the Netherlands national team which means the job could only start for the 62-year-old after Holland’s involvement in the World Cup has ended.
Van Gaal is simply waiting in the wings to be confirmed as the next United manager, telling the BBC that he “would love the job” although the former Bayern and Barcelona boss insists that it wouldn’t get in the way of his preparations for the World Cup.
“I would love the job,” Van Gaal told the BBC. “I hope that I shall be the one. It’s the biggest club in the world and it’s a fantastic challenge.
“You [reporters] are thinking I’m the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that,” Van Gaal said.
“I have to focus on my job,” he said. “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.”
Rio Ferdinand will be a BBC pundit this summer and claims that the United squad have little idea of when an appointment will be made.
He told BT Sport: “All the papers have been talking about Klopp, Simeone, Van Gaal, Giggsy getting it, Ancelotti, Mourinho – but we’re like guys sitting in the pub discussing it. If you believe and listen to the reports going around, it’ll be someone with real credentials who has been at big clubs and won a lot of things.”