Louis van Gaal may be favourite to take over at Manchester United this summer but he will only want to do so if he gets to spend the massive £200million transfer kitty, according to a fellow Dutch coach.
Raymond Verheijen believes his compatriot would be the perfect man to take on the job at Old Trafford as his style of management suits what is currently required. The former Wales coach insisted that Van Gaal is in his element when conducting major rebuilding of squads, something that most people agree is required with the Red Devils.
“Van Gaal is extremely keen to take a job in the Premier League,” he said in an interview with the Daily Mirror.
“Van Gaal is a team builder from scratch and like a teacher. I think he would be perfect for Manchester United.
“The fact there could be as much as £200m to spend on new players is a huge attraction.
“If most of that money had already been spent in the last year then I think it would have been less interesting to take this job."
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was put in charge of the team for the final few games of the season after David Moyes was sacked following the dismal defeat at Everton on Easter Sunday. that defeat meant it was mathematically impossible for the Old Trafford club to make the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Verheijen has been a public critic of Moyes' training methods, labelling him a "dinosaur" early in the former Everton boss' reign after Robin van Persie was injured. Moyes methods could not get the best out of the squad at Old Trafford and he was sacked after the dismal defeat away at Everton on Easter Sunday, which meant the deposed Premier League champions could not finish inside the top four.
It was ten miserable months since Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as it became clear quite early on that they would not be defending their Premier League title. Domestic cup exits to lesser sides and embarrassing defeats at home to both Liverpool and Manchester City meant Moyes was going to be fortunate to hold on to the job fro next season.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was put in charge of the team for the final few games of the season.