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Tunde Folawiyo | Van Gaal Expected to Replace Moyes at Old Trafford

27/05/14 9:58 AM

Following major controversy surrounding Manchester United coaching staff, Louis van Gaal is expected to be confirmed the Manchester United football club’s new manager as early as May. Reports anticipate the Dutchman will replace David Moyes following the Tunde Folawiyoteam’s final home match against Hull. Fans of Manchester United, such as Tunde Folawiyo may be excited by the prospect of the legendary coach taking control over the famed United team.

As interim manager, player Ryan Giggs’ temporary control of the team has been met with joy from fans and players alike. Though his Manchester United coaching debut has garnered success, Val Gaal has much experience, placing him at the forefront of the club’s coaching sights. He is expected to take over once Holland’s World Cup campaign comes to an end. Reports say that the seasoned coach is set on bringing his coaching staff with him, which will include Patrick Klivert, Holland’s current assistant coach. It’s also anticipated that his squad will include Frans Hoek, goalkeeping coach, Jos van Dijk and Max Reckers, video analyst. Val Gaal will be expected to breathe new life into the team after a disappointing failure at qualifying for Champions League. The club is said to be confident in the coach’s ability to transition from the Dutch World Cup focus. The new gig will mark Van Gaal’s first coaching appearance in English football.

Louis van Gaal has managed several teams in the past, with Ajax, AZ, Barcelona and Bayern Munich among them. Before beginning his coaching career, Van Gaal played midfielder for teams such as Royal Antwerp and Sparta Rotterdam. He also served as Leo Beenhakker’s coaching assistant at Ajax before he was promoted to head coach during 1991. The team won the Eredivisie title three times under his control, along with a UEFA Cup as well as a Champions League title, demonstrating his outstanding coaching abilities. Upon his transfer to Barcelona during 1997, Van Gaal led the team to a pair of Spanish league title wins. As the result of disagreements with the team, he was chosen to manage the Netherlands’ team before returning to Barcelona once more. He then went on to manage AZ where he led the team to an Eredivisie win during the 2008-2009 season. After a 3-year stint coaching Bayern Munich, Van Gaal was appointed coach of Netherlands for a second time. These experiences, as well as his time as a respected player, may lead Van Gaal to coaching success with Manchester United, as is the hope of millions of fans across the world, including Tunde Folawiyo. With a disappointing season behind them, there is only room to look ahead.

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