Albert Stuivenberg joins Manchester United to work as one of Louis van Gaal's assistants

Van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford after the World Cup

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Albert Stuivenberg will work as one of Louis van Gaal's assistants when the Netherlands coach takes over at Manchester United at the end of the World Cup in Brazil.

The Dutch FA said in a statement on Sunday that Stuivenberg had quit as coach of its under-21 team in order to move to Old Trafford.

The 43-year-old has been in charge of the under-21s for the past year and also won the European Championship at under-17 level with the Dutch in 2011 and 2012.

"We are thankful to Stuivenberg for his contribution to the development of Dutch talent. He did a fantastic job with the under-17s and we wish him luck in the new direction that he now takes," said FA technical director Jelle Goes.


Stuivenberg has signed a three-year deal at United, the same length of contract as Van Gaal, and will join fellow countrymen Frans Hoek, Marcel Bout and former Wales winger Ryan Giggs among the backroom staff.