Tuesday, 13th May, 2014

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has refused to discuss what his future might be after he leaves his post following the World Cup, amid strong signs he will take over at Manchester United.

Van Gaal is thought to have an agreement to take over at Old Trafford, another sign of that coming today when the Red Devils parted company with goalkeeping coach Chris Woods, smoothing the path for Van Gaal to bring long-time associate Frans Hoek to the club.

But today, when announcing the Holland squad to go to the World Cup, Van Gaal did not want to be drawn on life after the Oranje.

"We are here because of the Dutch national team and I'm the coach", Van Gaal responded when questioned.


"I departed from that once [to talk about it]. That was the first day because there were uninvited British journalists here. I found it a little sad not to speak about it.

"Then I said four words and they made it into 60 pages. I can't do anything about that."

Van Gaal is believed to be set to succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager, the Scot having been sacked last month despite signing a six-year contract last year.

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