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Van Gaal ditches plans to appoint Kluivert

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Louis van Gaal has decided to scrap his initial plans to add Patrick Kluivert to his coaching staff in order to keep Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt at Manchester United.

Giggs was rumoured to be preparing to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season if he was not handed a senior coaching role at Manchester United.

However Van Gaal, who is expected to be named the next manager of Manchester United later today, has offered Giggs and his class of 92 teammates a prominent role on his new-look coaching team.

Netherlands boss Van Gaal's current number two Kluivert was expected to be appointed Manchester United's assistant manager however reports in Holland suggest the 62-year-old has decided to pull the plug on a move for the former Barcelona man.

Giggs could now become Van Gaal's assistant manager if he decides to hang up his boots at the end of the season - while Butt and Scholes will be retained as first-team coaches.

The Welshman could make his farewell Old Trafford appearance later tonight as Manchester United take on Hull City in their last home fixture of the Premier League campaign. 

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