De Boer backing for van Gaal

Holland legend Ronald de Boer has backed his compatriot Louis van Gaal for the Manchester United job.

Last Updated: 24/04/14 at 15:00 Post Comment

Louis van Gaal: Backed by compatriots

Louis van Gaal: Backed by compatriots

More of the games that matter

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

Following David Moyes' sacking on Tuesday, Van Gaal is the odds-on favourite to step into the Old Trafford hot seat this summer - and De Boer has talked up the 62-year-old's credentials.

The former Ajax and Barcelona midfielder told Sky Sports: "I think he [Van Gaal] would be an excellent choice. He has all the qualities to run the team for Manchester United.

"He has every skill. He took me back to Ajax and we had all that success and then we went to Barcelona. He wasn't so successful with the Dutch team but he's still heading for the World Cup and for me he has all the skills to run a difficult club like United.

"You need to have a vision to adapt to a situation. You need to know when to change a team with new players and young players. He has a very good eye in that way.

"As for his technical skills, there were no doubts about that - he was always out front. He could change thing with one or two technical moves and everything was perfect again. When you work with him you understand his composure and work ethic."

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who has worked under Van Gaal for the national side, told Sky Sports News: "I think he's very clever. You can tell that he's got a lot of experience and he analyses teams very well.

"He's very straightforward and for me, he's one of the best managers that I've worked with because he makes it very clear in what he wants. It doesn't matter who you are - he treats everybody the same.

"If he comes to the Premier League, he will do well no matter which team he's going to coach. I'm 100% sure that with his experience and what he's already achieved, he would fit the bill at United."

Vorm's current club boss, interim player-manager Garry Monk, offered words of encouragement to United counterpart Ryan Giggs.

The 35-year-old said: "He knows football. He's a club legend. You'll get people questioning him experience-wise but you can't tell me that he doesn't know football. I just wish him all the best.

"It's sad when a manager goes but Ryan has an opportunity there and I'm sure he'd be a good man for the job.

"From a player point of view, when you're a player going into that role, the advantage is that you know the players really well. You know what they're thinking and you know what they want.

"It's an advantage you have to try and use. It doesn't always work and it's not always so simple. Normally when there's a change it's because the club's been in trouble and performances haven't been right.

"It's never an easy situation. It's something that I find out. It's something where you have to have the trust of your players and try and put your points across."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

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