Louis van Gaal to be appointed Manchester United's manager next week: Reports

Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal waits for the start of a friendly football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on March 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament. -- FILE PHOTO: A
Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal waits for the start of a friendly football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on March 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Holland coach Louis van Gaal is set to be confirmed as Manchester United's boss next week, British media reported.

He will succeed the club's axed manager David Moyes, and is understood to have agreed to a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months, reported the Daily Mirror.

The Reds are poised to announce his appointment after their final home game of the season against Hull next Tuesday, leaving Van Gaal free to focus on Holland’s World Cup campaign.

According to unconfirmed reports, Patrick Kluivert, Van Gaal’s assistant in the international team, has also agreed to join him at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is also expected to bring a backroom staff, including goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek, physio Jos van Dijk and video analyst Max Reckers.

Ryan Giggs is the current caretaker boss working alongside coaches Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville, but it is not yet known how many of the Class of '92 will remain at Old Trafford working under Van Gaal, reported the Daily Mail.

Van Gaal, a former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, will have up to £150million (S$317 million) to spend this summer on re-establishing United as title contenders and guiding them back into the Champions League.

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