van Gaal wants former Man United captain as Old Trafford assistant

Current Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal is currently the prime candidate for the manager’s role at Manchester United and could be joined by former club captain Roy Keane as his number two, Daily Mail reports.

The Red Devils boardroom is believed to want a former player to help manage the current team next season with Keane an interesting candidate thanks to his previous managerial experience with Sunderland.

With the Dutch manager looking to be the one to take over the reigns of the club, van Gaal could please the board with his intent on making the Irish legend his right hand man.

The former United star is currently the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team as he is working under manager Martin O’Neill.

Hull City and Ireland star David Meyler believes his fellow countryman has what it takes to fix the troubles which has run rampant over Manchester United this season with his immense personality and the influence that he has.

“Do I think he’s good enough to do the [United] job? Yes, of course. He’d sort out a lot of stuff out there fairly lively,” said Meyler.

“For me, he’s probably the best Irish footballer ever. To try and learn so much off him would be great,” he added.