Manchester United are set to officially announce Louis van Gaal as their manager in the next 24-hours, as the Dutch manager selects club legend Ryan Giggs to be his number two, Mirror reports.

It is believed that the current coach of the Dutch national team has already signed a £7-million-a-year deal to join up with the United squad after finishing his duties in the upcoming World Cup.

Giggs is also said to be ready to accept the role as van Gaal’s assistant after the two met at the Dutchman’s house in Noordwijk on Wednesday.

The Red Devils legend was spotted leaving Hotel van Oranje in Holland after a face-to-face meeting that was prepared earlier the week before, lasting a few hours.

In addition, Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward was also present during the meeting, leading to assumptions that a formal announcement could be made sometime soon.

Van Gaal made it known that he will bring his own coaching staff to Old Trafford after his job with the national team is over, but admitted to wanting Giggs to be given an important role in the side.

However the Welshman may have to give up his playing career to fully focus on the game’s managerial side.

This is a great opportunity for United’s most decorated player, as it gives him time to learn from an experienced manager should he decide to take over the reigns once the former Ajax, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich coach decides to leave.