Former Manchester United star David Beckham has given his backing to the appointment of Louis van Gaal as Old Trafofrd boss on a three-year contract, but believes that the Dutch veteran must make room for more of the famed 'Class of 92' in his backroom staff for the strongest chance of making his new role a success.
United finally ended weeks of lingering rumours and speculation by appointing Van Gaal on Monday afternoon, choosing to go with a proven track record of winning silverware after 10 torturous months under the guidance of David Moyes.
Van Gaal has made Ryan Giggs his number two but Beckham believes there is room to keep his former team-mates Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes involved after they helped steer the ship in the right direction alongside the Welshman for the last four games of the season.
Beckham told Sky Sports: "It will be great to see if Scholesy, Butty and Phil can be involved.
"When I saw them all sat on the bench it was an amazing sight and it was one that made me emotional - I've spent my whole career with these lads.
"He [Van Gaal] has got a history of working with young players, bringing players through academy systems at places like Ajax.
"That can only be great for Manchester United."
The 64-year-old has already confirmed Giggs will work alongside Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout next season, with the pair specialising in goalkeeper coaching and opposition scouting respectively.
That leaves plenty room for additions to a reshaped backroom staff at Carrington, but it remains to be seen whether the Netherlands tactician will make further concessions to his historic new surroundings by allowing former first-team stars with a feel for the club to take up meaningful posts.