Roy: Van Gaal wants United job

Bryan Roy believes Louis van Gaal wants to be the next manager of Manchester United, and that he would be a 'revelation' at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 23/04/14 at 10:01 Post Comment

Louis van Gaal: Tipped to take Man United job

Louis van Gaal: Tipped to take Man United job

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Roy, who is now head of Ajax's reserve side, believes that Van Gaal would be a perfect fit for the English giants - who sacked David Moyes on Tuesday.

The former Dutch international and Nottingham Forest forward played for Van Gaal during their time together at Ajax.

"He has definitely still got the hunger. I think he will die on the pitch, because he will never retire. He loves the job too much," he is quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"He will never turn down Manchester United, believe me. I think it's the job he really wants. And he will be a revelation at Manchester United.

"He is, without question, the best manager I have ever played for. For me, he has proved himself to be one of the best managers and coaches in the world.

"He is very disciplined, very strict and is very attacking in his philosophy. I know English football well, and his style is suited to that.

"He believes in wingers, he is very strong and very tactical. The best word I can think of is demanding.

"On the pitch, every player will be told their job, they will know exactly what is expected of them, their position and role in the team.

"The way he prepares his teams is outstanding. In terms of organisation and tactics - the way he sets teams up will suit English football - is superb.

"I don't know so much about fitness anymore and that's the only thing he may lack, simply because you have to be so fit to play in England. That's such a big part of the game in England.

"But if you look at the teams he has managed, they have always played attractive and exciting football. He will bring that to Manchester United. If he goes there, he will be a huge success."

Backing

Roy believes than Van Gaal would help United's youngsters flourish, as well as fellow countryman Robin van Persie.

"I look at Manchester United and they have a lot of young players," he said.

"They will respond to him as well as the older ones who will have respect for him.

"I know Robin van Persie will work well with him. He can handle the big clubs because of where he's been before and the big players.

"He can be difficult and he is strong and strict. I can't deny that I had some problems with him but I was a young player and you learn. We go back to the word demanding and he always demands his players to know their job, to work hard and do their best.

"You must do that because of the way he sets up his teams. Everyone must give 100 per cent to make his style work. If you give him everything then he is a very good manager for the players and they will learn and be successful under him."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Lucas ready to make an impact

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.

Mats Hummels denies promising to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company