Van Gaal Named Manchester United Manager
Manchester United have confirmed Louis Van Gaal is their new manager.
The Netherlands national coach has been linked with United since the departure of David Moyes towards the end of last season.
Van Gaal will join United after the Dutch complete their World Cup campaign in Brazil. He has signed a three-year deal.
Ryan Giggs, who ended the season in interim charge at Old Trafford, will be van Gaal's assistant and he is also bringing assistant coaches Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout with him.
Van Gaal said: "It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League. To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud.
"I have managed in games at Old Trafford before and know what an incredible arena Old Trafford is and how passionate and knowledgeable the fans are.
"This club has big ambitions; I too have big ambitions. Together I'm sure we will make history."
Chief executive Ed Woodward added: "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."
And the club's owner Joel Glazer said: "I am delighted that Louis will be our next manager.
"He has an outstanding pedigree as a coach, both as a man who motivates his teams to win trophies and as someone who believes in giving young players a chance to prove their worth. I am sure he will make a big impression on the club, the players and the fans."