Saturday, 17th May, 2014

The new Manchester United coaching staff under Louis van Gaal will be a mixture of coaches already at the club and the Dutchman's own team.

Talks have been held on the composition of Van Gaal's backroom staff, with the current Holland coach set to officially take over at Old Trafford after the World Cup.

According to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, it has been decided that Van Gaal's team will not be exclusively Dutch or English, but a mixture.

One long-time Van Gaal colleague almost sure of a spot is Frans Hoek, the current goalkeeping coach of the Holland team.


Hoek, a long-time associate of Van Gaal, will replace Chris Woods, who has been relieved of his duties.

The Dutch coach as worked at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, while he also had a spell with the Poland national team.

Ryan Giggs meanwhile, who has been filling in as interim manager at Old Trafford, is in line to become Van Gaal's assistant.

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