Manchester United: Van Gaal out, Mourinho to take over

Manchester United: Van Gaal out, Mourinho to take over

Manchester United might have won the FA Cup final on the weekend, but unfortunately, it did not change the club executives’ mind on sacking Louis van Gaal.

Upon his arrival at Carrington, the former Netherlands coach was told that his contract will be ending a year early. An official statement regarding Van Gaal’s  departure was later posted on the official website of Manchester United.

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In the statement, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward thanked Van Gaal, along with his staff for their “excellent work” in the past two years, that helped Manchester United secure the FA Cup. He also described Van Gaal as a coach who behaved with great professionalism has encouraged a lot of the club’s young players to give their best and show their skills with confidence.

Following the club’s statement, Van Gaal released a statement on his exit, saying he feels honored to be able to manage Manchester United and to be able to reach his dream of being part of the English Culture and managing an English football team after handling clubs from Holland, Spain and Germany.

Van Gaal has also expressed his disappointment with not being able to finish his 3-year contract with the club but believes that the decisions made are for the future success and improvement of the club.

The club’s official statement says that “A decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon,” but speculations regarding the replacement of the Dutchman are already spreading and the main talk is Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho will already be taking over the job at Old Trafford this week.

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