Louis van Gaal has asked Manchester United to delay announcing his appointment as manager.
United have found themselves restricted by Van Gaalâ€™s commitment to the Dutch national team, as they seek to formally announce David Moyesâ€™ successor as quickly as possible.
With the resolution of small contractual details preventing an announcement today, the build-up to the Netherlands Saturday friendly against Ecuador is the impediment to anything being officially announced today or on Saturday.
Van Gaal does not want anything to detract from his Dutch sideâ€™s World Cup focus. That means a probable announcement early next week, says the London Evening Standard.
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