Louis van Gaal has agreed to become the manager of Manchester United in the summer, according to De Telegraaf.
The 62-year-old will reportedly put pen to paper in the summer once his tenure with the Netherlands national team ends after the World Cup in Brazil concludes. Last Tuesday, the Red Devils showed the exit door to David Moyes, who has overseen a disappointing season at Old Trafford.
The club appointed veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs on an interim basis till the end of the campaign. Since the former Everton manager's departure, Van Gaal's name has been doing the rounds alongside other experienced managers like Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti.
However, the latter two have shown no desire in leaving Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively, further enhancing the Dutchman's position as the frontrunner for the full-time role at Old Trafford.
The report states that Van Gaal will move to England immediately after the conclusion of his country's World Cup campaign. It also claims that Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, flew to Algarve in Portugal along with a member of the Glazers family and the club's lawyer to meet the Dutchman at his holiday home.
Van Gaal has abundant experience as manager and has enjoyed successful spells with Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, winning their respective domestic leagues with each club.
De Telegraaf's report also suggests that Van Gaal will be given a significant amount of funds to rebuild his squad in the upcoming transfer window.
The club's American owners are believed to be impressed by the Dutchman's vision and hence acted swiftly to persuade him to join the outgoing English champions.
Meanwhile, the report from Goal.com specifies that Van Gaal has agreed to sign a three-year deal.
It also states that he intends to bring his compatriot and former Barcelona and Newcastle United striker Patrick Kluivert into his coaching staff at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal had previously expressed his desire to move to England after the World Cup concludes citing his desire to manage a top club and win the Premier League. He has also received plenty of backing from many former players including his compatriot and Dutch legend Ronald de Boer.