Louis van Gaal Appointment as Manchester United F.C. Manager Delayed Until Next Week: Reports

Louis van Gaal's appointment as Manchester United manager is reportedly postponed to respect preparations for Holland's pre-World Cup friendly with Ecuador.

updated: May 15, 2014 21:14 IST
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London: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will have to wait until next week before being appointed as Manchester United's new manager, British media outlets claimed on Thursday. (Click here for latest on Football)

Newspaper reports earlier in the day had suggested that the Dutchman's appointment was imminent, but the Press Association said that although a "broad agreement" had been reached, "no deal has yet been signed".

United refused to comment on the matter when contacted by AFP, but in a conference call to investors, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said that an announcement would be made "in due course".

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