When interviewed by BBC Sport, Louis Van Gaal has openly said he wants the United job. However, the club has stated they will not be making any announcement this week. Ryan Giggs meets with Ed Woodward on Friday to discuss his future, with the majority of fans hoping he will stay on in a coaching role or, with any luck, as assistant manager.
It’s no secret that this appointment is going to happen, there’s no way he would be publicly stating his interest in the job if it wasn’t already a done deal. I’m guessing the only reasons it has not yet been announced are because of Van Gaal’s commitment to the Dutch national team, plus respect for Giggs and the need to speak to him first.
Despite the Sunderland result, Giggs has done a good job as interim manager in my opinion. He’s shown plenty of signs that he’ll be a great manager in the future and it would be ideal if he could stay on and learn his trade from an experienced manager like Van Gaal, with a view to taking over when the Dutchman leaves.
After speaking to other fans at the Hull game on Tuesday, most people seem to agree that it’s too early for Giggs to get the job and Van Gaal is seen as a good candidate to oversee the summer transfer spending and get us back into the Champions League spots next season.
I’m guessing a 3 or 4 year contract would be ideal, this should be plenty of time for Giggs to gain more experience. He’s already brought an air of optimism back to the terraces which was completely absent under Moyes, and has shown his appreciation of the club’s values by blooding two youth team players against Hull. A definite manager in waiting, but for now we welcome Van Gaal and will give him the support he needs to get the club back to winning ways.