Manchester United held a meeting with potential new boss Louis van Gaal on Monday and it is understood that all the paperwork regarding his appointment was completed.
The Dutch boss has been an ever present in the media since the departure of Scottish boss David Moyes from Old Trafford and has been favourite for the position of United boss for some-time. Yet, a deal has taken time due to the former Barcelona boss having commitments with the Dutch national side, preparing for the World Cup this summer in Brazil.
However, a meeting that took place on Monday afternoon between United officials and Van Gaal has seen all the paperwork signed, a deal agreed, and plans put in place for the 62-year-old to start work. Netherlands will arrive in Brazil next month with Van Gaal hoping to guide them to a second consecutive World Cup final and it is understood that he will arrive into Manchester following the tournament. No official announcement regarding his position has been made and it is understood that United are waiting for the correct moment to do so. It is also being reported that Ryan Giggs will become assistant manager, contrary to reports that former Barcelona and Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert was due to take the position.