(NYSE:MANU) Louis van Gaal will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2014/15 season. He has signed a three year contract. Louis, 62, has managed at the top level of European football for over 20 years and in that time has won domestic titles and domestic cups in three countries, as well as
July 13 – FIFA confirms the names of the 504 footballers – 288 men and 216 women – who will compete in the London Olympics football tournaments that begin on July 25, the first action of the Games. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 9 – Neymar says Brazil are going all out to win their first Olympic gold at the London Games… Liverpool striker Luis Suarez confirmed for Uruguay… Man Utd star Ryan Giggs to captain Team GB. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 5 – FIFA general secretary urges the Scottish, Welsh and Irish FAs to ditch their concerns over making players available for a unified Team GB for the London Olympics football tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 17 – Former England captain David Beckham and Manchester United star Ryan Giggs are among 184 players who have asked to be considered for selection for the British men’s Olympic football team. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
17/1/2011 World Football INSIDER rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today. By INSIDER editor Mark Bisson.