Ryan Giggs has been spotted in Holland after reportedly meeting with Manchester United manager-in-waiting Louis Van Gaal.
Giggs is widely touted as being offered a significant role under the Dutchman once he assumes the helm at Old Trafford, as early as tomorrow.
He was seen leaving a hotel in Noordwijk, Van Gaal's home town, on Wednesday afternoon after a face-to-face meeting where United chief executive Ed Woodward was also present.
Dutch journalist Mohammed Moallim caught the moment Giggs left Hotel Oranje and reported that Giggs will become the Champions League-winning manager's assistant.
As well as discussing potential summer transfer targets, it is likely the trio sealed the fate of the Class of 92 coaching staff recruited by Giggs after he took over as interim manager following the sacking of David Moyes in April.
Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville worked alongside Giggs for the final four league matches of the 2013-14 Premier League season, a disastrous season that saw United slump to its lowest league standing since 1990.
Goalkeeper coach Chris Woods, who has overseen a marked improvement in the performances of player and fans' player of the season David De Gea, has already been axed by the club while defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have also left the 20-time English league champions.
Van Gaal, who is expected to bring goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek with him to England, was prickly when journalists confronted the 62-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss about his imminent appointment as United's second manager in 12 months.
"You must wait until the process is complete," he told a reporter.
"If you want to know more, then you must put questions to Manchester United, or perhaps to another club. I cannot say anything further about it."