Manchester United are considering other candidates for their managerial vacancy, despite positive talks with Louis van Gaal, according to Sky sources.
Van Gaal remains the bookmakers’ favourite to replace David Moyes, who was sacked last week.
Ryan Giggs has been put in charge until the end of the season, and United beat Norwich 4-0 in his first match last Saturday.
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Van Gaal will be Netherlands boss at this summer’s World Cup, but will then step down. He had been linked with Tottenham but it is understood he has held productive talks with United.
United though are keeping their options open with other candidates still in the frame.
It has not been confirmed who they are, but the likes of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, who has guided his team to the brink of La Liga title and the semi-finals of the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp and even Giggs himself could be in the frame.
Moyes was sacked after a disappointing season in which United lost 11 matches and failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
They did reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they were knocked out by Bayern Munich, and there was no joy in the domestic cups either.