Dutchman should be confirmed in the role next week.
Interim Manchester United head coach Ryan Giggs has given his full backing to prospective new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, despite the Welshman himself still being in the running for the vacant managerial job at Old Trafford next season, according to reports in the Daily Express.
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The experienced Netherlands national team coach is now the red-hot favourite to take over on a full-time basis from the previous United manager David Moyes after the Scot was surprisingly given his marching orders last week.
Van Gaal is now expected to officially be confirmed in the role at some point next week, and the United wide man believes that the former Ajax, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich trainer has all the right qualities to be a big success in the role at the Theatre of Dreams next season.
“He has a brilliant reputation and is a successful manager in different countries. He has taken Holland to the World Cup. Yes, he has fantastic pedigree,” said Giggs in his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s Premier League fixture with Sunderland on Saturday.
However, when the winger was then quizzed on the possibility of him becoming part of the new manager’s coaching staff he was less certain, saying: “I honestly don’t know. We’ll see what happens at the end of the season. There’s so many things to think about. I’ve got to decide whether I’m going to play or not. So there is no point in thinking if I want to be an assistant or a manager somewhere else.
“I’m speaking constantly to Ed [Woodward, United executive vice-chairman]. There are developments all the time. At the moment he’s just letting me get on with doing the best I can on the training pitch and preparing the team for winning the next three games.”