Bayern confident Van Gaal will stay
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Bayern Munich are confident that coach Louis van Gaal will prolong his contract with the German giants beyond June and through to 2012, club president Uli Hoeness said on Thursday.

"I don't believe that there's a lot to talk about. I can tell you that it's virtually certain that he will stay," Hoeness told SID.

Van Gaal, 59, pulled off the double of Bundesliga and German Cup success in his first season at the helm in the last campaign and also guided the team to the UEFA Champions League final where they were beaten 2-0 by Inter Milan.

This season, Bayern are eighth in the table with eight points, seven behind leaders Mainz.