Exclusive: Man United to Sack David Moyes as Louis Van Gaal Enters Talks to Take Over as Old Trafford Boss

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Premier League side look to bring in experienced Dutchman to steer the Old Trafford ship.

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Man United are readying moves to bring in experienced Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal to replace David Moyes as Old Trafford boss.

CaughtOffside understands that the Glazers have already met with representatives of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager and will look to seal a deal to bring in the 62 year old after the 2014 World Cup finals.

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The Man United owners are ready to stump up as much as £200m in the summer transfer market and are increasingly concerned that such funds would not be put to good use by Moyes, who they feel may not have the same pulling power as van Gaal.

The club are set to miss out on a Champions League berth for the first time in the competitions history and as such will already have one obstacle to overcome when it comes to luring big names to the club, hence the need to bring in a well respected established manager to lead the club.

Van Gaal was said to be closing in on a move to take over from Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane but interest from Man United is likely to trump a move to north London, not least as Tottenham are also unlikely to secure a Champions League berth.

The Glazers are ready to bite the financial bullet and will bring an end to the brief David Moyes reign less than a year into his six year contract, a move that will cost Man United dear but a cost the American owners feel is unavoidable.

Moyes has presided over a disastrous campaign that has seen Man United surrender their Premier League title with a whimper with the club losing the highest number of league fixtures in a season since 1991 in the process.

Man United may well have expected for something of a struggle following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson but to miss out entirely on a top four finish is a failure that looks set to cost Moyes his job.

Though Van Gaal is perhaps not seen as a long term successor he is a proven manager who is well versed in dealing with big name players and has the temperament to deal with high pressure situations.

The Dutchman has won seven domestic titles in three countries as well as securing a Champions League title during his tenure as Ajax boss and helped Holland to qualify for this summer’s World Cup finals with a record of nine wins and a draw in their ten qualification matches.

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