Louis van Gaal has held a TWELVE YEAR ambition to manage Manchester United.

The Holland coach is favourite to succeed David Moyes after the Scot's sacking yesterday.

Managing United is a daunting prospect, especially in the current climate, but it is a challenge that won't faze Van Gaal.

He was said to be lined-up to replace Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2002 - although Sven Goran Eriksson was also in the frame - and was said to be relishing the prospect, before Fergie changed his mind, says the Daily Star.

But he is sure to have Fergie's seal of approval this time around.

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