When a manager as great as Sir Alex Ferguson leaves a club as successful as Manchester United, it is always going to be very difficult to find a new manager who bring as much greatness to the club. David Moyes failed in his attempt as Manchester United manager and the challenge has now been handed to former Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.
Louis van Gaal is one of the top managers in the world, with a proven record in some of the biggest footballing nations on the planet, so he certainly has the credentials for a job as big as this. There are high expectations at a club as big as Manchester United and, while giving his first press conference as Manchester United manager, Louis insists that he can fulfill them.
Van Gaal explained, "I'm now two days here, I've met a lot of people and when you see that kind of people loving the club they expect a lot of me. Can I fulfil that expectation? I think I can but because of the greatness of this club it is much more difficult than in another club. This club is also guided in a commercial way and we have to fulfil that also, but it is not always possible to fulfil both."
Louis van Gaal has already been hard at work rebuilding the Manchester United squad, with the signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, while he is also expected to oversee a mass clear out at Old Trafford. It is believed that there could be around 10 first team squad members shown the exit door at Old Trafford this summer, with left back Patrice Evra leading the way with a move to Juventus.
Do you think Louis van Gaal can bring success to Manchester United?