Paul Scholes could be set for a return to Manchester United to help coach the under-19s side during their UEFA youth league campaign.
The former midfielder aided Nicky Butt on an informal basis during the 2013-14 season and was offered a coaching role during Ryan Giggs' time as interim boss.
Following the arrival of Van Gaal, Scholes left the club and has become a leading pundit for BT Sport.
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But Steve Bates, reporting for the Sunday People, via the Mirror, believes assistant manager Giggs and senior academy coach Butt are keen to see Scholes return and help the under-19s.
The former England international has been outspoken about his view on Van Gaal since taking on his role at BT Sport, and it is not clear what the Dutch boss' view on Scholes is.
It is unclear how Scholes would fit a coaching role into his life as a TV analyst, but could work both roles into a busy schedule, with youth matches taking place on the morning of Champions League fixtures.
The 40-year-old has heavily criticised Van Gaal during his tenure as Manchester United manager.
Having previously called United's style of play under the former Holland manager 'miserable' and writing off their chances of winning the title this season, it is not clear what the relationship is between Van Gaal and the Red Devils' legend.
Scholes had a glittering career at Old Trafford, making 718 appearances for the club in all competitions, and was part of United's last title-winning squad in 2012-13 and his involvement in the coaching staff would be welcomed by many supporters.