"It looks like it is going to be Van Gaal and it is going to be announced some time soon. If it is him it is a very strong experienced manager. I think it is probably what the club wants now - someone with a direction, someone who can take charge and someone who has experience enough to withstand whatever pressures he would be facing. It is not major surgery that is needed, just little tweaks that if you combine can have an enormous effect. I don't think we are a million miles away. But I still think we need to sign players for a variety of reasons. First of all we need players, then we also need new inspiration and then we need, as a football club, to make statements. We need to say, 'Yes we had a bad season but we have got the powers to attract the top players'. I think those kind of statements are very important, to supporters, the outside world and to the squad. That would go a long way to restoring some of the confidence the squad lost in the season just gone."