Giggs spotted in Netherlands for showdown Van Gaal talks
Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has been photographed in the Dutch town of Noordwijk, near where Louis van Gaal is training the Netherlands squad.
Giggs is understood to have held talks about his future with Van Gaal, who is widely expected to be named Manchester United manager in the near future.
The former Wales winger is unsure over his future, having played in United’s final game of the season but is also interested in a coaching role under Van Gaal.
So it makes sense that he would meet the former Bayern Munich and Ajax boss, with this photo of Giggs outside Hotel Oranje adding weight to those reports.
Hoenderloo, where the Dutch squad is based, is around an hour and a half drive from Noordwijk, which is close to Amsterdam.
Netherlands coach Van Gaal, whose contract expires after the World Cup, has been toying with journalists in recent weeks, telling some he would love the United job, and dismissing others with his trademark acid tongue.
It appears that he is the Old Trafford club’s number one choice, and the sighting of Giggs in his vicinity appears to confirm what everyone has been expecting.
The United job is available following the sacking of David Moyes, who endured a dreadful 10 months in charge following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Van Gaal is the clear favourite, both owing to his track record and his availability, with most other reported targets on long-term contracts at other teams.