Monday, 19th May, 2014

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the club have secured an "outstanding" manager after they confirmed the appointment of Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils have appointed Van Gaal on a three-year contract, with the Dutchman due to land at Old Trafford following the conclusion of Holland's World Cup campaign this summer.

Ryan Giggs will serve as Van Gaal's assistant, while the current Holland boss is bringing Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout with him.

Woodward told the club's site: "In Louis van Gaal, we have secured the services of one of the outstanding managers in the game today.


"He has achieved many things in his career to date and Old Trafford provides him with a fitting stage on which to write new chapters in the Manchester United story.

"Everyone is very excited about this new phase in the club's history. His track record of success in winning leagues and cups across Europe throughout his career makes him the perfect choice for us.

"People know him as a larger than life character but I have also been extremely impressed by his intelligence, thoughtful approach to the role and his diligence. I'm looking forward to working with him", Woodward concluded.

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