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Van Gaal upbeat over Liverpool move after Ayre talks

Louis van Gaal is waiting to be confirmed as Liverpool football director.

The Telegraph says Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has already met former Holland manager Van Gaal to sound him out about filling the sporting director role and the club seem determined to operate a two-tier management structure.

Van Gaal had talks with Ayre in Portugal last week and there have been claims the Dutchman has also discussed moving to Merseyside alongside his former assistant Andries Jonker, who has announced he will be leaving Bayern Munich this summer.

Van Gaal is a highly respected figure in European football having won titles in Spain, Holland and Germany with Barcelona, Ajax and Bayern Munich and has had a long-standing desire to test himself in England.

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