Louis van Gaal has been appointed as Manchester United manager after weeks of speculation following David Moyes’ sacking.
The 62-year-old Dutchman will become the first United manager from outside the British Isles after agreeing to a three-year deal with the Old Trafford side.
MM looks at how Twitter reacted to the confirmation that Van Gaal will be in the dugout next season.
Having recently been denied an Old Trafford contract renewal, former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter and said:
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 19, 2014
Former United defender and Gibraltar national skipper Danny Higginbotham was also positive about the move, while Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker also gave the appointment the thumbs up.
Great to see Louis van Gaal getting the man United job and just as important keeping Ryan Giggs as assistant.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) May 19, 2014
Louis Van Gaal it is. Whoever would have thought? Good appointment though. Huge personality was needed to shake up MUFC. Just the man!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 19, 2014
Fans reacted jubilantly to the news of the appointment and have high hopes that the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss can lead them back to former glories.
— Nandan (@Nandankn) May 19, 2014
Worst kept secret ever is finally, officially, announced. Welcome to Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal! Ryan Giggs assistant manager. #MUFC
— ⚽️MUFC Legend⚽️ (@nathanielhyatt) May 19, 2014
King Louis reigns supreme! #mufc
— Jamie McIntosh (@JamieHMcIntosh) May 19, 2014
— Andy Smith (@Andysmith86) May 19, 2014
One group who may be less welcoming of the Dutchman may be the press.
During several periods in his career, Van Gaal has had major spats with media personnel and is renowned for being a tricky customer to members of the press, for example in this old video.
Image courtesy of Press Association with thanks