Van Gaal to keep Class of ’92 at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal is reportedly ‘happy’ to keep Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt as part of his coaching team next season, according to the Daily Mail. Van Gaal will bring in Patrick Kluivert with him as an assistant manager, whilst Ryan Giggs will take up an assistant manager role also.

They’ll be coaching jobs available for the other trio from the Class of ’92, keeping the core of a young Manchester United coaching staff that could one day be leading the club on a permanent basis.

Van Gaal, who is known for his strict managerial methods is bound to shake up the Old Trafford dressing room when he eventually takes over, and he’ll certainly take no rubbish from any of the players. For me, he’s the perfect man for the job on a short-term basis.

It is well known that Patrick Kluivert was a transfer target for United under Alex Ferguson on few occasions, and it looks like their wish will finally be granted as the 37-year old player-turned-coach is set to partner Van Gaal in a move to England.

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  • Billybob

    I think the only way I would be happy with a van Gaal appointment would be if the class of 92 boys could stay well in the picture also. van Gaal without these could be too much.

    I feel Giggs is one of the best people available to lead the squad that we have presently short term – he should have the full respect of all the players, but new players from the rest of the world might be a slightly different story. I do think that someone like van Gaal might be better able to see the bigger picture when it comes to bringing the required players in and actually building a new team, and is probably a more authorative figure. He has a lot of that experience and has been quite successful at it. I’m not saying Giggs couldn’t attract the same players – I think he would not have a problem with that, but van Gaal has a lot of experience of actually building new teams from the ground up, which are then the makings of a great team ready to be taken over by someone else (Giggs? Gary Neville? etc) when he has to leave the club after pissing too many people off! :)

    Interesting times anyway, and at least we’re free of the Moyes playing shackles now. I liked his transfer targets though.

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