Roy Hodgson pleased for Louis van Gaal

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
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Roy Hodgson congratulates Louis van Gaal on being appointed Manchester United's new manager.

England manager Roy Hodgson has offered his congratulations to Louis van Gaal on being appointed the new Manchester United boss.

Van Gaal, who is currently in charge of the Netherlands national team, will arrive at Old Trafford on a three-year deal following this summer's World Cup.

"I know Louis. I have always got on very well with him. I am pleased for him," Hodgson told reporters from England's pre-World Cup training camp in Portugal.

"He has been asked to take on a big job and my congratulations to him but when it comes to all of these appointments with club teams I don't think it is for national team managers to speak about it."

England will start their preparations for the World Cup with a friendly against Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30.

How far will England go at Brazil 2014?

Group Stage
Last 16
Quarter-Finals
Semi-Finals
Final
Winner
Group Stage
21.2%
Last 16
15.4%
Quarter-Finals
26.0%
Semi-Finals
14.4%
Final
5.8%
Winner
17.3%
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