The management of Manchester United have decided to postpone the announcement of Louis van Gaal as their new boss in order to respect the ongoing preparations for Netherlands’ friendly game against Ecuador on coming Saturday.
English newspaper The Telegraph reports that “United and Van Gaal have agreed terms over the 62-year-old become manager at Old Trafford as replacement for the sacked David Moyes. But with minor contractual issues still to be signed off, both United and Van Gaal have opted to shelve plans to confirm his appointment until after the weekend fixture against fellow World Cup qualifiers Ecuador.”
Louis van Gaal, current Holland coach, is of the opinion that frequent questions over his eminent move to Old Trafford are working as distractions for his preparation for Saturday’s friendly against Ecuador at Amsterdam Arena and hence, requested the United management to wait till the next week. Apparently, United management see no problem with it.
And as reported by this site earlier, Ryan Giggs is expected to be the no. 2 of Van Gaal at Old Trafford. Giggs acted as the interim manager of this United side after the sacking of David Moyes and he is yet to decide whether he will work in a dual role next season: as player and as a coach.
Meanwhile, another retired player, Paul Scholes is also expected to a new coaching role at the Old Trafford. Paul Scholes is having an appointment with Ed Woodward today evening in which both will be discussing a future plan for the retired midfielder.
Manchester United management is said to be not satisfied with the work of current Assistant Coach Phil Neville and have planned to say good bye prior to the announcement of Van Gaal’s name.
Manchester United Post Healthy Rise in Profit and Revenue
Despite their ongoing struggles on the pitch, Manchester United has reported a sharp rise in profits and revenue.
For the quarter ended in March, profits were £11m, up from £3.6m a year ago. The club also posted record revenues of £115.5m for the period. Commercial, broadcasting and match day revenues were all up on last year.
United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: “We once again generated record revenues as all of our businesses delivered impressive year-over-year growth.
“This puts us in a healthy position to continue to invest in the squad. Everyone at the club is working hard to ensure the team is back challenging for the title and trophies next season”.
Ed Woodward has planned a meeting with clubs’ investor today where he is expected to announce the future plans of the clubs amidst ongoing talks of appointment of new manager.