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Neville awaits Van Gaal news

Phil Neville is waiting to find out whether he is part of Louis van Gaal's new regime at Manchester United.

Van Gaal was finally confirmed as manager on Monday after weeks of speculation and will take charge after his World Cup duties end with the Netherlands.

Ryan Giggs will serve as his assistant after a brief spell as caretaker boss, but it remains to be seen if Neville is retained in the coaching set-up.

Neville, the club's first-team coach, is yet to discuss his future with van Gaal, who is overseeing a pre-tournament training camp in Portugal.

Speaking about keeping a backroom role, Neville told Sky Sports News: "I hope so. It's business as usual as far as I'm concerned.

"I was first-team coach last year. I'm not sure what my role will be next year, but over the next couple of weeks, I'll find out about my role and hopefully I'll be involved at Manchester United.

"The most important thing is that the club and team improve from last season. The results weren't what this club is expected of. Regardless of my position, the most important thing is the team and us challenging for league titles."

Asked whether van Gaal had contacted him, Neville said "No. He'll have his processes, his structures and his team and you just hope you're a part of it.

"He's obviously a busy man with Holland at the World Cup. It's good to get the new manager announced and the club can start looking forward again and looking to improve on last season."

United parted company with previous boss David Moyes in the closing months of a disappointing season, eventually finishing in seventh place, without the prospect of Champions League football.

But Neville is confident the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss can turn around the club's fortunes.

"He's got massive experience and obviously he's coached and managed some of the best teams or biggest clubs in the world, so he comes with a fantastic pedigree," said the former United full-back.

"It's the first foreign manager that Manchester United have ever had, so there are interesting times ahead.

"We've got to make sure that we improve last season because last season was disappointing and hopefully with the new manager we can get back to challenging for league titles and European medals."