Patrick Kluivert backs Louis van Gaal for success at Manchester United

Kluivert backs Van Gaal for success
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Netherlands assistant Patrick Kluivert insists that Louis Van Gaal would be a huge success at Manchester United, should he get the job at Old Trafford.

Netherlands assistant coach Patrick Kluivert has backed Louis van Gaal to be a success at Manchester United, insisting that he is strongly suited to the role.

Van Gaal, who currently manages the Netherlands national side, has been consistently linked with the job at Old Trafford since David Moyes was sacked in April after a disastrous reign.

Kluivert did not confirm that Van Gaal would definitely join United, but backed the 62-year-old's qualities that make big teams play better football and win games.

"I think he didn't sign yet so I can't say nothing about it... (but) I think he can let big teams play even better and win important prizes," Kluivert told ESPN.

"I think he's got a lot of qualities but the most important thing (is) he can make any team play better than they are. That's very important. He wins games.

"Louis is a great trainer. He proves with different types of teams that he can manage to be champion. He is sophisticated, absolutely. It's a pleasure to work with him."

It has been suggested that Kluivert will follow Van Gaal to Manchester United as part of the backroom staff, should the Dutchman join the club.

Louis van Gaal and Patrick Kluivert stand on the touchline before a Netherlands match on November 14, 2012.
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