Manchester United have denied that they have agreed a deal with Louis van Gaal to become their new permanent manager from next season, Sky Sports has reported.
Van Gaal, currently Head Coach of the Netherlands national team, has been the favourite to take over at Man Utd since David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday morning, and has previously spoken of his desire to manage in the Premier League. He has also been heavily linked with Tottenham.
The Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, alleged that a deal had already been signed by the 62-year-old to move to Old Trafford. The report stated: “The national coach late last night reached a deal with the top British club. The man who’s the absolute number one to replace axed coach David Moyes will immediately take up the job when the Dutch Eleven is knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil.”
However, a Man Utd spokesperson was quick to quash to speculation on Saturday morning, saying: “There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it.”
Club legend Ryan Giggs will take charge of the club’s remaining four games this season in an interim capacity. The first of those takes place on Saturday, as last season’s champions host Norwich City.
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