Manchester United: Van Gaal 6-1 to win Premier League in debut season

Old Trafford club today announced Louis van Gaal as next manager on a three year contract...

"Van Gaal, backed at a high of 15.014/1 in betting on the next Manchester United manager market, has signed a three-year contract and will link up with his new club after the World Cup."


Manchester United are the 7.06/1 third favourites to win the Premier League after Louis van Gaal was confirmed as the club's new manager today. 

Ryan Giggs, who today announced the end of his playing career, will be the Dutchman's assistant. 

Van Gaal, backed at a high of 15.014/1 in betting on the next Manchester United manager market, has signed a three-year contract and will link up with his new club after the World Cup where he is leading Holland's attempt to win the competition. 

Unlike predecessor David Moyes, the 62-year-old has trophy-winning form from three of Europe's biggest leagues in the book. His managerial career took off at Ajax in the 1990s where, among many honours, he won the league three times and also led his side to a Champions League victory.

That impressive period of success earned van Gaal a move to La Liga, where he won successive titles with Barcelona. The turn of the century brought an unhappy stint with the national side before a similarly poor time back at Barca. 

Van Gaal repaired his reputation back in the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar, winning the league in 2008-09 before moving to Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga title, as well as a German Cup.

Earlier in the year Van Gaal had been identified as a potential next manager of Tottenham, and was backed at a low of 1.341/3 to lead the White Hart Lane outfit in 2014-15

Only Manchester City and Chelsea trade at a shorter price than United in the Premier League title betting, available to back at 2.942/1 and 3.412/5 respectively. 

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