Louis van Gaal to Manchester United: Club set to announce new manager next week - reports

Van Gaal to be named as David Moyes' successor but club will not make a formal announcement after the season is over

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Manchester United are expected to appoint Louis van Gaal as their new manager next week.

The 62-year-old is set to be named as the successor to David Moyes but no formal announcement will be made until after the season has finished.

Player-interim manager Ryan Giggs, whose future at the club is unclear, will take charge of United’s final game, the away trip to Southampton on Sunday.

Van Gaal will take over at the helm of Old Trafford after his commitments at the World Cup with the Netherlands are seen through.

The Dutchman is set to give a press conference on Wednesday from Hoenderloo, where he is holding a pre-World Cup training camp.

Despite being busy with his duties with the Dutch national side, Van Gaal is likely to be in discussions with the club’s chief executive Ed Woodward over summer signings and plans for next season.


David Moyes was sacked as United boss in April after a difficult ten months in charge after replacing the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs, who is yet to confirm whether he’ll stay at the club next season, promised after the 3-1 victory over Hull on Tuesday night that the glory days would soon return to Old Trafford: "It has been tough this season but the good times will come back soon.

"Over the years we've been spoilt with the success we've had but you've always supported the team and the staff and I'm sure in the coming years we'll bring you more success."