Widespread reports suggest Manchester United have already held extended talks with Van Gaal but that there is a delay due to discussions about the coaching staff Van Gaal would want to bring.
The preference at United is to keep Giggs in as important a role as possible to give him the experience he needs to prepare for management but Van Gaal wants to bring Patrick Kluivert in as his assistant, a move which would force Giggs further down the pecking line.
Right now, the situation looks delicate. Manchester United have the club’s long-term future in their best interest in wanting an important role for Giggs but Van Gaal is renowned for his dominant style of management and won’t want to come in unless it is on his terms.
Not being assistant manager at United wouldn’t rule Giggs out of a job at United. There are other roles where Giggs could gain a lot from.
He could follow in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola and take control of our Reserves alongside Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. Warren Joyce has done a fantastic job with them over the years but it could be the right time to pass over responsibility to the Class of ’92.
Despite reports suggesting a deal is all but confirmed, there are no guarantees that Van Gaal will be joining but if he were to, there has to be a compromise from either Manchester United or Van Gaal.