Louis Van Gaal has 'No Fear' of Living in Shadow of Alex Ferguson

New Manchester United F.C. manager Louis van Gaal, who has signed a three-year contract, said he is looking forward to meeting former boss Alex Ferguson.

updated: May 20, 2014 16:26 IST
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The Hague: Manchester United's new coach Louis van Gaal insisted on Tuesday that he has "no fear" of living in the shadow of emblematic former manager Alex Ferguson.

Van Gaal, 62, will take over as the new manager of the English Premier League giants after the Dutch campaign at the World Cup with former player Ryan Giggs as his assistant.

"Pressure I put on myself. That Alex Ferguson is looking over my shoulder I really don't think it's the biggest problem," van Gaal was quoted as saying in Tuesday's edition of Dutch football magazine Voetbal International.

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