Louis van Gaal’s position as manager of Manchester United is over with Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea Manager, likely to replace him. This was contained in a statement from the club today.
Van Gaal two days ago led Man United to FA Cup victory, but this will not suffice to make it retain his position following a less than impressive season, which saw a group stage exit from the Champions League and a fifth-place finish domestically.
Fans’ believe his undoing was his “heavy-handed” style at the club, which did the most damage for his goings with players. The 64-year-old had lost the respect of the Old Trafford dressing room to such an extent that, even if a top four finish had been achieved, he would not see out the last year of his three-year contract in Manchester United.
More details to come…