Louis van Gaal agreed to become the new Manchester United manager last night following talks in Portugal with Red Devils chief Ed Woodward, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
Van Gaal's name has been on the lips of United fans ever since previous boss David Moyes was dismissed on Tuesday morning, after just 10 months in charge at Old Trafford.
The former Barcelona and Ajax supremo is currently preparing to lead Holland into battle at this summer's World Cup, but will end his tenure as national team coach after the tournament and is actively seeking a return to club management at the top level.
Tottenham Hotspur have courted Van Gaal in recent months but United are believed to have thrashed out terms to make the 62-year-old their new coach following extensive talks with Woodward at his villa in the Algarve.
Van Gaal had a concrete offer from Spurs to take over at White Hart Lane next season, but has been won over by Woodward after being handed a €100m transfer warchest to dramatically overhaul an under-performing squad.
Under Moyes United the Red Devils have gone from defending Premier League champions to seventh in the table, a whopping 23 points behind current table toppers Liverpool, which gives you an idea of the size of the task facing Van Gaal or any other incoming manager.
The Glazer family are thought to have given the green light to Van Gaal's appointment on a multi-year, multi-million pound contract, eyeing a proven commodity who can bring the good times back to the Theatre of Dreams.
United fans, would you welcome Van Gaal to Old Trafford? Or are you holding out for the permanent appointment of Ryan Giggs or another coach from across the continent? Let us know by having your say in the comment box below!
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