Rumors and speculations continue for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal about his future with the team and how can he meet the expectations of the people.
Many have speculated that the management would fire the Dutchman after he was unable to give a serious title challenge and failed to go past the Champions League group stage. However on a report from ESPN, Louis van Gaal confirmed that he will still be in charge next year and insisted that the club wanted him to sign a longer deal.
According to a report from Manchester Evening News, the 64-year-old manager admitted that the people’s expectation with the team are too high and said that they need to undergo lots of adjustments in order to succeed at a higher level.
“We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world. Expectations are too high.
“We are in a period of transition. It is not so easy. When the media is writing for six months I am sacked already. I can cope with that. It is not new for me. For my players, it is not so easy.
“They are reading every day. What do you think about my authority? What do you think about the way they want to follow my advice, when their coach is showed like a nobody because I cannot do anything?
“But I am not like that. I am very arrogant. I am one of the best managers of the world.”
Though Van Gaal didn’t meet the expected achievement for Manchester United, many still believe that he is a much better coach than David Moyes.
Louis van Gaal undeniably has enough skills and experience in the game. He managed to win the Champions League with Ajax and also enjoyed fruitful spells with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, who were at the peak in their respective leagues.
ESPN reported that Manchester United are willing to pay $94.5 million in order to acquire Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. Van Gaal knows that Manchester United’s success next season will rest a lot on the signing of the 25-year-old Frenchman.
Meanwhile, lots of Premiere League players will become free-agents in the summer and the United hierarchy are looking to sign some of them to re-shape the squad.