Louis van Gaal has been appointed Manchester United's new manager with Ryan Giggs as his assistant.
Van Gaal, 62, will take charge of the English giants on a three-year contract following the end of Netherlands' World Cup campaign in Brazil this summer.
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United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward told the club's official website: "In Louis van Gaal, we have secured the services of one of the outstanding managers in the game today. He has achieved many things in his career to date and Old Trafford provides him with a fitting stage on which to write new chapters in the Manchester United story.
"Everyone is very excited about this new phase in the club's history. His track record of success in winning leagues and cups across Europe throughout his career makes him the perfect choice for us.
"People know him as a larger-than-life character but I have also been extremely impressed by his intelligence, thoughtful approach to the role and his diligence. I'm looking forward to working with him."
Player-coach Giggs was installed as interim manager for the final four games of the season but was not considered a contender for the position on a permanent basis due to his lack of coaching experience.
However, he will work as the Dutchman's assistant, with Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout also named as part of the coaching team. Hoek will replace Chris Woods as goalkeeping coach, while Bout will become an assistant coach with particular responsibility for scouting.
Woodward added: "I'm delighted that Louis has chosen Ryan as his assistant. Ryan's association with the club spans over two decades and his knowledge and stature will be of great use to Louis. In addition, this is a fantastic opportunity for Ryan to learn his trade alongside a world-class manager whose attacking instincts and belief in youth are tailor-made for Manchester United."