English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017.
The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will be his last in football and that he expects assistant Ryan Giggs to succeed him when he retires.
“I have a period of three years and I am sure I will win a championship or a title within the three years. Maybe we can do that next year,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by goal.com.
Despite being knocked out of both domestic cups early and failing to mount a realistic title challenge in his debut campaign, Van Gaal is confident his methods will take United back to the top of English football.
“The process hasn’t worked quickly here because when I was with other teams I had already won titles by now. Normally, our philosophy shall win titles. But we have had to make big changes here, not just in the philosophy but in the accommodation and structure of the club,” Van Gaal said.