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Van Gaal is United boss

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

LONDON - Louis van Gaal promised to make history and return Manchester United to winning ways after being named as manager of "the biggest club in the world".

One of the worst-kept secrets within football finally became public knowledge when the Netherlands' manager was named as new boss of the struggling English giants.

Van Gaal, 62, has signed a three-year contract to succeed David Moyes, sacked in April — less than 12 months into a six-year contract— after a disastrous run culminating in failure to qualify for the Champions League.

A disciplinarian who rarely lacks confidence, van Gaal has won domestic titles and cups with Ajax, AZ Alkmaar, Barcelona and Bayern Munich as well as guiding Ajax to Champions League glory.

And he was in no doubt he could enjoy more success in his first job in English football.

"It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League.

"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."








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