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Louis van Gaal named Manchester United’s new manager

The Dutchman Louis van Gaal has been appointed as Manchester United‘s new manager on a three-year deal – with Ryan Giggs as his assistant, the club have confirmed.

The former Ajax and Barcelona coach will officially take charge at Old Trafford after his duties with the Netherlands national side in the summer’s World Cup.

It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League,” Van Gaal said.

“To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud. I have managed in games at Old Trafford before and know what an incredible arena Old Trafford is and how passionate and knowledgeable the fans are. This club has big ambitions; I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.”

Van Gaal, 62, had been heavily linked with the Red Devils since David Moyes was dismissed on 22 April after worst-ever Premier League season.

Van Gaal has won plenty of titles, Champions League with Ajax in 1995, two La Liga titles with Barcelona and the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

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