The Insider: The manager-to-be is keen to immediately begin his role at Old Trafford just three days after Netherlands exit the World Cup, while Cafu could be Premier League bound
VAN GAAL KEEN TO START MANCHESTER UNITED JOB IMMEDIATELY
Manchester United expect Louis van Gaal to take up his post within 72 hours of Netherlands ending their World Cup adventure in Brazil.
Old Trafford insiders have stated the Dutchman, 62, will first return to Amsterdam for a planned reception with the Dutch FA, before taking the short flight to Manchester.
Van Gaal has told the Red Devils he does not need a break after Brazil and he will get to work straight away at Carrington.
The former Bayern Munich chief has a villa in the luxury Portuguese resort of Vale de Lobo and spent a few days with his wife there before joining up with the national team camp.
His wife Truus has already picked out a house and United are now sorting out the paperwork.
CAFU HAS COACHING OFFERS FROM EUROPEAN CLUBS
Former Brazil captain Cafu was involved in a kickabout on Friday with a variety of international journalists at Fluminense’s stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The 44-year-old looked like he still has the quality to play for Brazil, especially given their poor performances in the World Cup.
But perhaps more interestingly, Cafu claims he has received several offers to take on coaching roles at European clubs.
Cafu has, of course, spent time in Liverpool recently, where young Jon Flanagan has earned the nickname ‘the Scouse Cafu’.
Could the Reds be one of the clubs who have taken an interest?