Albert Stuivenberg
Stuivenberg becomes the fourth addition to Van Gaal\'s backroom team.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made former Netherlands Under-21 coach Albert Stuivenberg the latest addition to his Old Trafford backroom team.

The 43-year-old joins assistant coach Ryan Giggs and fellow coaches Marcel Bout and Frans Hoek as part of van Gaal's set up ahead of the new campaign.

Stuivenberg had spells at club level with Feyenoord and Al-Jazira Club, before taking charge of the Netherlands Under-17 and Under-21 sides prior to his switch to the Premier League.

"Manchester United has made a new coaching appointment with Albert Stuivenberg joining in the role of assistant coach," a club statement read.

"Albert recently finished as the coach of the Netherlands Under-21 team. In 2011 and 2012, he led the Dutch Under-17 team to their triumphs in the UEFA European Championships.

"He starts work immediately, working with assistant manager Ryan Giggs."

After Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw became the first two signings of Van Gaal's reign, Stuivenberg is the fifth addition of the Dutchman's tenure at United since replacing David Moyes in May.

The appointment casts doubt over the future of Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, all of whom finished last season on the United coaching staff under interim boss Giggs. Goalkeeping coach Chris Woods, assistant Steve Round and first team coach Jimmy Lumsden were all discarded.

Giggs has been officially retained by Van Gaal but the trio are still awaiting confirmation of their role, despite IBTimes UK understanding that Neville, who has been working as a pundit for the BBC during their World Cup coverage this summer, will remain.

Neville was part of Moyes' backroom team during his eight-month spell as manager, while Scholes and Butt have worked with the Under-18 side which played in the UEFA Youth League. All three worked under Giggs for the final four games of the 2013-14 season.