Manchester United Update: Louis van Gaal appointed manager, Ryan Giggs retires

20 May 8:17 am

Manchester United Update: Louis van Gaal appointed manager, Ryan Giggs retires

By Adam Serrano

There's a new boss with Manchester United. 

On Monday, the Red Devils announced that Netherlands National Team head coach Louis van Gaal has signed a three-year contract to serve as the new manager at Manchester. The current Dutch head coach has enjoyed a decorated managerial career with stints at Ajax -- where he won the UEFA Champions League --, FC Barcelona, Az Alkmar, and Bayern Munich. The 62-year-old van Gaal will take the position after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which means that he'll make his first appearance on the United touchline during their July 23 match against the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl

The Dutchman's number two in Manchester will be United legend Ryan Giggs who retired from football in a separate announcement. The Welsh star calls time on a 14-year career that has seen the United regular  win 13 titles for the Red Devils. Giggs served as United interim manager at the end of the 2013/14 season after the firing of former manager David Moyes.