Louis van Gaal has been announced as Manchester United’s new boss, with Ryan Giggs as right hand man.
The 62-year-old is will take responsibility after this summer’s World Cup, where he will lead Holland.
Van Gaal succeeds David Moyes, who was sacked in April after only 10 months in the job. Van Gaal will be tasked with pulling the Reds back into title contenders.
Van Gaal said: “It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League. To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud.
“I have managed in games at Old Trafford before and know what an incredible arena Old Trafford is and how passionate and knowledgeable the fans are.
“This club has big ambitions. I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.”
United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “I am thrilled to have the chance to serve as assistant manager. Louis van Gaal is a world-class coach and I know I will learn a lot about coaching from being able to observe and contribute at such close quarters.
“Manchester United has been a huge part of my life and I’m delighted to be able to continue that relationship in such a key role.”
The appointing of Giggs, 40, as the assistant manager continues the Welshman’s continuance with the club.
The Dutchman’s second spell as supervisor of Holland will end after the World Cup. He has previously managed Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich.
He has won titles in Holland, Spain and Germany, and the 1995 Champions League with Ajax.
Giggs is looking forward to working with Van Gaal.
The long-serving Welshman said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as partner chief. Louis van Gaal is a world-class mentor and I know I will take in a great deal about drilling from having the capacity to watch and help at such crowdedness.
“Manchester United has been a colossal a piece of my life and I’m charmed to have the capacity to proceed with that relationship in such a key part.”